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I came across a great article in the NY Times by Anya Kamenetz, education reporter for NPR and author of “The Art of Screen Time”. As a full time working parent who lectures about screen time all over the country, she uses this article to reframe the issue of screen time during the time of COVID. The screen rules that were in place before shelter in place no longer have the same meaning or value for most families. Life for her and for most parents has dramatically changed as kids regular summer and school routines were interrupted last Spring. And with no end in sight she offers up some new screen time guidelines:
Find the full article here.
9/26/2020 08:37:37 am
I'm so happy you brought up this hot topic! So much has changed during the stay at home period and parents really need some strategies to work on the screen struggles. I've been trying to meet my kids 1/2 way - using screens in a different way. I've been encouraging them to make iMovies. They've started making some 'how to' videos. They've been fun to watch!
9/30/2020 07:48:34 pm
I loved the author's candor about being home full time with her kids during the pandemic. She now realizes that much of her advice about screens was easier to give when she didn't have to experience it firsthand with her own children. Her understanding and perspective on screen time has changed to allow for more flexibility and self compassion if screens are more pervasive on some days.
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