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Moms are experts in the art of sharing information across social media. I’ve been following the “mommy blogging” trend since Innovationedge first launched in 2007, but it was a great way to network long before that.  Yes, mommy blogging is still a thing, although these days you’ll find niche blogs for moms.  In case you missed it, the American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with recommendations for parents on the amount of screen time (any digital media), for kids at each age. And bloggers are adding their own recommendations, such as this tidbit from DigitalMomBlog:

Each of our 4 kids is in school. We cut off the internet at 6:30 pm for our younger kids (5 and 6-years old) and 8:00pm for our older kids (11 and 13-years old.) On the weekends, it’s 10:00 pm for our younger kids and midnight for our older kids.

Check out the screen time recommendations from the DigitalMomBlog here:

    • For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they’re seeing.
    • For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
    • For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.
    • Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
    • Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.

Source: http://www.digitalmomblog.com/screen-times-kids/

 

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