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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.

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...
Kids are obsessed with surprise egg opening videos on YouTube with great search-engine optimized names like “NEW Huge 101 Surprise Egg Opening Kinder Surprise Elmo Disney Pixar Cars Mickey Minnie Mouse”. This video has a shocking 430 million views...
  Imagine a show which depicts children are fighting over a toy. An adult steps in and the importance of sharing is discussed. The children generate a solution to play with the toy together, during which each gets time holding...
In life there are jobs and there are hobbies. Parenting is without question, a job. Don’t get me wrong, it is the most rewarding one I have had, but it isn’t easy. It is a 24/7 gig that comes...
In my bio for this website, I explain that I am somewhat of a recovering screen-aholic. I loved television growing up, had one in my bedroom and watched it all the time. My wife thinks I adopted some of...
How do you raise tech-wise kids in a screen-saturated world? I can promise you that the answer is not found in a fancy application, phone contract or pepper-grinder that turns the wi-fi off. Research shows that good parenting is...

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