Screen Time Rules for Kids: Families and Their Media Use
As a Certified Women’s Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years. And I will say, that any expert who says they “know it all,” when it comes to the new reality of screens, smartphones, tablets, technology, and the REAL long term effects on our brains and cognitive learning is simply not telling the truth, in my humble opinion.
As parents, we are all trying to navigate the sometimes rough waters and uncertain rules of screens in our lives. Smartphones are EVERYWHERE, literally – and we are always reachable, always on call, always accountable, and the temptation to answer that ‘ding,’ the minute it goes off, is palpable. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming.
If it’s hard for us grownups to navigate, imagine for kids? But we are still their parents – we still have to mentor, teach, guide, impose limits, set guidelines, ask questions, and be involved.
How much screen time is too much? What is acceptable? What are the rules?
I shared a few tips yesterday on Global TV.
It takes a village to raise a child, so I’d like to know, what are the screen rules in your home?