What’s a parent to do when screens are everywhere, with digital media demanding attention from the time we wake to well into the night? What are age appropriate guidelines for screen time? How do we discern what’s helpful and what’s harmful? How do we keep our kids safe from harmful content? If you’re like me, trying to raise young kids in a world saturated with screens you struggle with these questions and more. Here are some helpful resources to guide you when asking questions about kids, screen time, and digital media. Join us on Tuesday, March 7 for a free presentation “Face Time: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment” by psychologist Doreen Dodgen-Magee, held at Cedar Mill Main Library meeting rooms from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Tap, Click, Read: growing readers in a world of screens by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine
Growing up social: raising relational kids in a screen-driven world by Gary D. Chapman
Screenwise: helping kids thrive (and survive) in their digital world by Devorah Heitner
Common Sense Media: 5 Strategies for Getting Kids Off Devices
Common Sense Media: 7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017
Mayo Clinic’s suggestions for How to Guide Your Child