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Preschooler Screen Time Linked to Attention Problems

Researchers in a recent study found that by age 5, children who spent two hours or more per day looking at screens were 7.7 times more likely to meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD than children who watched screens for 30 minutes or less each day. ...
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Experts Recommend Screen Time Limits for Parents, Too

Parents are always instructed to keep their child's screen time to a minimum. Now, experts are recommending screen time limits for parents, too, as the amount of time that caregivers spend on their electronic devices directly impacts the quality and quantity of interaction with their children. ...
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My Child is a Hacker? Help!

Hollywood has done a tremendous job at glorifying the mysterious, mischievous life of a computer hacker. It is easy to see how a child with a passion for electronics could be persuaded into believing this perception is a reality. We take a look at how parents help their amateur hackers avoid pitfalls and find success. ...
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Podcast Episode #29: Digital Dangers

Award winning TV anchor Catherine Bosley joins host Miriam Conner on the latest episode of aParently Speaking to share her very personal story of the impact one mistake can have on you in this "day of digital danger." She also covers some things to talk about with your kids to keep them safe and to remind them that the choices they make may be very hard to “erase.” ...
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‘Rage Quitting’ and Technology Troubles

Have you ever taken away your child’s tablet or interrupted a teen’s video game only to be met with an outburst of anger, hostility or destructive behavior? If so, you

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Podcast Episode #28: Kids and Electronic Addiction

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner speaks about electronic addiction with licensed psychologist Dr. Jay Berk, who talks about appropriate screen time and things parents can do to manage screen time and their children. Listen as he gives important safety and parenting tips for handling screens. ...
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Family-Friendly Fitness Apps

Bringing your children along with you on a fitness journey can be a fun bonding experience. You also are instilling in them the importance of staying in shape at a young age. Technology can help, but there are over 250,000 health and fitness apps on the App Store alone. Here are a few family-friendly options. ...
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Be Smart, Be Safe: A Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

When we think about keeping our family safe online, the conversation usually focuses on the content on the screens of their favorite devices. However, one of the biggest threats to your family’s safety is one that many families tend to overlook: hackers.   ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent. ...
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Podcast Episode #24: ‘Social Animals’ Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Emma Crockett Robinson and her mother, Tamara Crockett, about their experiences with social media, as documented in the film "Social Animals." Emma shares how her struggles with social media affected her, while Tamara discusses warning signs and shares her advice for parents regarding social media. ...
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