Watch and weigh in with your comments. I’d love to know how you approach screen time in your home.
My recent interview with Jonathan Wai, Ph.D. in Psychology Today outlines 9 ways to improve your child’s chances for success. The article has inspired much discussion online. What do you think of my “success” list below? Share your comments and join the conversation.
1. The crib as a metaphor for raising a child: kids need boundaries so they can have guidance but also freedom.
2. One way of setting boundaries is limiting screen time: “If we use them as pacifiers and think our children are going to get smarter we make a mistake”
3. Realize that your child may not be just like you, and that can be a good thing.
MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry
Parenting in the Too Much Information Age
Tovah P. Klein, author of “How Toddlers Thrive” joins the show to discuss how too much technology could negatively impact parenting.
If your toddler is constantly in front of the television, computer, iPad or video game, set up a routine that puts limits on his screen time. “Toddlers thrive on routine, so if you limit it to once a day, they can stick to it,” Klein says. “It’s really up to the parents to set limits though. If you’re pulling out your iPhone all the time, then it’s hard to get your child to limit their screen time.”
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ABC News’ Juju Chang and I talk about how parents use e-readers or iPads to read to toddlers and whether a book is best.
Story Time Could Be Turning Into Play Time for Toddlers
Child development experts worry interactive games in digital books prevent learning.
From ABC’s Good Morning America- aired October 29, 2014