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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.

When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. When you’re a young child, this is what you do all the time.  Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience...
Recently, parents who ran a popular YouTube channel, “DaddyoFive,” were investigated. As a result, they lost custody of two of their five children, have restricted access to those children and were sentenced to five years of probation. Their YouTube...
Several research studies have examined how to reduce children’s screen-time. Excessive screen-time has been associated with language delays, aggressive behavior, sleep problems, symptoms of inattention and links to obesity. The links to obesity are typically the most alarming, in...
Many years ago, before we identified ourselves as screen-free parents, we fell into the trap of using a screen to “solve” a parenting challenge. Our daughter (two-years-old at the time) hated brushing her teeth and it was a big...
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...

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