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How Much Media Time Should I Allow My Child?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 9, 2010

Did you know that between the television, the computer and texting, young children are spending an average of 53 hours per week in front of a screen? This is an incredible amount of time. It is disturbing when you realize some of the problems that can occur because of the inactivity that results from large […]

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Is It OK to Let Your Children Multitask?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 9, 2010

Today’s parents are often awe struck as they watch their children study surrounded by their computer, iPod and gaming system. It is not uncommon to see kids as young as 9 or 10 doing homework while logged onto their computer and answering Instant Messaging, as they listen to music on their iPod or MP3 player. […]

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Help Your Kids Deal with Media Multitasking

by Barbara J. Feldman April 7, 2010

One of the biggest obstacles facing many kids, is the stress associated with media multitasking. Today’s kids feel that they must be on their computer, texting, listening to music and doing homework all at the same time. Educational experts agree that this can lead to poor learning and, even worse, an overload of stress on […]

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Daily Media Time: How Much Should I Allow?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 5, 2010

As a parent, ask yourself how much daily media time you should allow, and the consequences of too much media. Here are a few things to consider: 1) Your child may be spending far more media time than you realize. Many parents don’t realize how much time their children spend texting, on the computer, playing […]

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Ways to Help Kids Avoid Media Overload

by Barbara J. Feldman March 19, 2010

Media multitasking, the term coined to describe what’s going on when someone, in this case your child, is surfing the internet, texting and answering instant messages, or IM’s, while simultaneously doing homework, is a relatively new term for parents. This new phenomenon is a hallmark for this generation of kids who are more technologically savvy […]

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Video Game Ratings and What They Mean

by Barbara J. Feldman February 28, 2010

Kids love video games, and as a parent, it can be difficult to know what games are going to be appropriate for your child to play. Like movies, video games have ratings. However, the ratings are not as well known as those used for movies. Thus, as a parent it is your responsibility to learn […]

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