screen time for kids

Screen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Barbara MitchellChild Routines, Computer Time, Parent Routines, Quiet Time, Screen Time

Computers are everywhere! No matter which direction we turn, access to a computer – or more specifically “screen time” – is everywhere we look. In many homes, computers and other ways to access the internet are available in almost every room of the house. As parents, we want what is best for our children. If we listen to the commercials …

How to Eliminate Childhood Distractions and Improve Your Child’s Focus

CME WebsitesChild Development, Child Routines, Quiet Time, Screen Time

In today’s age of electronic everything, it’s rare to have a truly quiet moment. A child’s ‘down time’ is frequently spent with the television on or playing video games. Even many of the toys we give our youngest children involve lights and music. All of this stimulation leaves little room for self reflection, critical thinking, imagination, and problem solving. Certainly, …