First, hoping you and your family are well and safe.
My son and I are home from Colorado, self quarantined for two weeks (as is anyone who has spent time in Colorado high country), and making the best of it… Tonight we plan to watch some of the original Star Wars trilogy together, I’ve been baking sourdough bread with decent results, and I’ve been working on how to help you and your family stay sane during this time…
Yesterday I made the third in a video series, updates I’m doing during the coronavirus pandemic, and you can click here to watch it. (I highly recommend doing so, as I share the link to my new favorite website for when you’re sick of washing your hands to “Happy Birthday” : )
I wrote today’s newsletter a few weeks ago, trying to batch some content for you before my son and I went away; and I’m bringing it to you now in hopes that it will help you view screen time a little differently, especially as we are all being pounded with requests from our kids to watch lots and lots of screen time.
I plan to keep doing the coronavirus updates, and I’ll send them to you as they become available.
Ninja parents, a.k.a. NPC members, click here for the forum I just created – and am already filling up – called Coronavirus Resources.
And finally I am thinking of you, dear reader, sending you hugs and positive thoughts as we head into this brave new world <3
FYI: this is the second in our series about kids and technology. Click here for the first, establishing some guidelines about kids and technology, and stay tuned for the third, investigating whether technology can cause behavior problems. That’ll be out next week 🙂
When I interviewed Matt Miles and Joe Clement, high school teachers and authors of the excellent book Screen Schooled, a mom in our Facebook group asked:
“Will our children fall behind if they are not introduced to much technology at young ages?”
Like me, I’m sure Matt and Joe could just hear the fear in this question.
What if my kid falls behind, because they weren’t introduced to the right technology when they were young?
Here are Matt and Joe’s answers: Continue reading “Can a child have too little screen time? (Plus a coronavirus update)”