How Parents Can Reframe Screen Time as a Tool for Good

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Screen time: a term that has sadly become loaded with guilt and shame. Working parents have enough pressure on themselves, and the last thing they need is added stress about their child’s screen use.

For parents everywhere, screen time has now taken on a different meaning altogether. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated that screens are a vital part of our lives. Screens have allowed adults to stay employed, children to continue learning, everyone to find a much needed entertainment break, and, of course, families to stay connected with loved ones.

Let’s focus on how screen time can be used as a tool for good. How can technology and media enrich children’s minds, encourage creativity, and foster bonding, especially now? There is one critical element that we don’t focus on enough: parent involvement. Parents have a superpower ability to enhance the value of any…

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