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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.

If you would like to go straight to the new Screen-Free Parenting Community Forum. Click here. The main goal in starting this little blog less than two years ago was to provide a place for you: the parents, grandparents, educators...
On the heels of two of Wall Street’s largest investors asking Apple to study the health effects of its products and help parents manage children’s use, a new research study is adding to the body of research which suggests...
It’s Not Just the Number of Hours of Screen-Time: New Research Helps Parse out Screen Addiction in Young Children Just about every article I write sets the stage by giving recent estimates of the number of hours children are spending...
The “digital divide” was a term originally coined in the early 2000s to describe the “have” and “have-nots” of computers and mobile technology. There was great concern that low-income children would be left behind because of their lack of...
There are two parenting approaches which are gaining traction today: “Respectful Parenting” and “Peaceful Parenting.” What are these approaches and how do they align with parenting research? Per Dr. Laura Markham, a leader in “Peaceful Parenting,” and writer of Peaceful...
I have no parenting goal of keeping my kids up to date with the things that other kids are doing. I also see lots of child-rearing fads that I have very little interest in. Excessive screen use is just...
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...

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