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.
When The New York Times asked me to contribute to the Sunday Review section a few weeks back, I thought they’d want to talk about my work with toddlers. Instead they wanted the ‘download’ on my TV habits (the world stops when Michigan football is on) and my recent fascination with monster trucks. Read the full piece here.
The Chicago Tribune interviewed Tovah Klein for some comforting advice on handling a child’s temper tantrums and a better understanding of how a toddler’s developing mind is key for parents to navigate the challenges of raising their child.