Nov 2, 2020
Two words: SCREEN TIME. We’re all sick of thinking about it, but we also can’t stop thinking about it. We don’t have the device dilemma figured out either, but we’re here to process with you all the pros and cons and big question marks. Grab a cup of whatever it takes and let’s chat!
This episode is first in a new series: You've Got This! We'll be tackling some of the most common questions and daily dilemmas we face in homeschool and parenting.
-Not all screen time is equal. Screens are helping us stay connected to friends and family and one another. We don’t have to ditch family movie night just because our kids were on screens with friends earlier today.
-Kids are often working on amazing projects on screens. Reframe how we see the work they’re doing when they learn a new dance or unlock a new game level.
-We can use this opportunity to help our kids learn to be smart and safe consumers and citizens.
-Managing screen time takes so much energy. We’re constantly having to evaluate, make decisions, and set new boundaries.
-We’re having ongoing family conversations, spontaneously and often.
-Some kids need different limits and restrictions than others. Helping our kids with their screen time takes lots of communication.
-Always up for discussion: We’re reconsidering and changing our minds and trying new strategies all the time. Nothing is set in stone.
This episode is being sponsored by Connected Kindred. From founder and parent coach Niurka Maldonado: "We can lead families of unique individuals that communicate clearly, honor boundaries, and love fiercely. Let me show you the way."
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