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We All Liked Problematic Stuff As Kids, But We Don’t Have To Pass Them On

To knowingly include stories with deeply problematic themes strikes me as just adding fuel to the fire.

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How Plugged-In Families Can Have A Device-Free(ish) Holiday

The trick is to downsize -- not demolish -- your family's reliance on technology over the holidays. Read...
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What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction

A typical teen's day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks — even while doing homework. It's enough to make you wonder: Is my kid addicted to technology? Read...
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How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time. Read...
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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?


Stop Shaming Parents For Letting Their Kids Play With iPads On Family Outings

No shame. No room for good, old-fashioned, parent-shaming from ignorant onlookers who may have assumed my husband and I are too weak to ignore the siren call of easily portable Apple products in order to avoid having to actually converse with one another when out in public.

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Before The Internet, Love Was Simpler

My phone is now silent by design, but I’m still nostalgic for the days when single people met off-line. I long for genuine closeness and sustained concentration, including my own. I’ve become a person who is perturbed if I text and receive a phone call in reply. I’ve gotten lax in making in-person time for people when I have the ability to consume snippets of their lives online between Netflix originals.


Exhausted Parents, Rejoice: Let Your Baby Watch TV! The AAP SAID IT'S OK!

In today's HAAHHAAH We Weren't Listening-to-You-Stupid-Pediatricians-Anyway, news: The American Academy of Pediatrics has