What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in 1970 children didn’t start regularly watching TV until they were four years old. Today, they report that children begin interacting with digital media at four months old. One look around and it’s easy to see that many children have their own cell phone, tablet, television, or other type of screen that is occupying a lot of their time and attention. Continue reading What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

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No Love Lost: Navigating Valentine’s Day in the middle of a busy work week

At my house, Valentine’s Day means something.

Unfortunately, that “something” is usually wrapped in a shroud of chaos: “Where are the Valentines we just bought?” “How many kids are in your class now, anyway?” ”You have to bring what to school on Thursday?” “Wait, you are 12. You aren’t old enough to have a girlfriend!”

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