106: Screens and Boys
Published April 12, 2018
30 min
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    How many hours per week do your boys spend in front of a screen?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 6-10 now spend 6 hours per day using screens as entertainment. That figure doesn't count time spent learning via screens at school, or videochatting with grandma and grandpa.
    In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss:

    * Expert recommendations for screen time vs. reality
    * Whether or not screen addiction is a "thing"
    * Signs that your son might be spending too much time with screens
    * How to help boys establish a balance between screentime and other activities
    * The upside of screens

    Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 106:
    Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids - And How to Break the Trance  -- book by Nicholas Kardaras, PhD

    Family Media Use Plan – interactive tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (& Survive) In Their Digital World – book by Devorah Heitner

    Is Screen Time Really All That Bad? – blog post by Jennifer L.W. Fink

    The Link Between Freedom & Video Games – blog post by Jennifer L.W. Fink

    Moral Combat: Why the War of Violent Video Games is Wrong -- book by Patrick Markey and Christopher Ferguson
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