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This section of Screen-Free Parenting is dedicated to providing summarized evidence-based psychological research, anecdotal evidence, and personal opinion related to raising children and screen-time.

One of the many benefits of the huge and active Screen-Free Parenting Community we have created is that we learn how our readers are having screen-free fun and how they are struggling with limiting screens. A common challenge that screen-free...
While our domain name implies a strict stance towards screens and we do have recommendations, we really do believe in taking a more nuanced approach. Every kid will respond to screens differently. Many readers have found their way to...
I hate gender stereotypes almost as much as I hate creating titles for my blog entries. So, I will start by apologizing for the cliché title, whichever way you took it. However, this is an article about big-screen televisions. I...
A while back, we shared an image Screen-Free Dad created and it went viral (see below). It was shared and commented on by many. The shares and likes seemed to be those who agreed. The comments were people who vehemently disagreed....
Perhaps one of the best marketing slogans of the past two decades is Apple’s “There’s an app for that.” The message is clear: If you have a problem, technology has a cure. Even if your problem is technology. When did...
A recent wildly successful Kickstarter campaign proposed an application on your phone that provided children’s’ books complete with picture projections and sound effects (basically an old school television program). It raised nearly twenty times its initial goal of twenty-thousand...
When parents hear about Screen-Free Parenting, a common objection to screen-free or, what most of us do, screen-limiting, is that it would be impossible to get anything done (i.e. make dinner, take a shower, or have a cup of...
Recently, my two young screen-free kids (currently 2 and 4-years-old) have been doing something amazing. They play by themselves – sometimes for hours. The curious thing I noticed was that this magic situation seemed to be somewhat limited to when...
We have all been trained to believe, "there's an app for that". Want a ride? Uber. Want a room? AirBnB. Want to limit your child's web access and track their online behavior? There are dozens of apps for that too. Parents...
At Screen-Free Parenting, we love parents that are dedicated to being great parents. If you follow our site, congratulations, you automatically are a member of this club. John Wolcott from The Father's Journey Podcast takes the continuous improvement approach...

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