Instead of Letting My Daughter Spend the Summer on a Screen, We’ll Go On Adventures

Those long summer days tempt me to fall back on screen time to occupy my daughter. The heat makes me lazy while, at the same time, school is closed so I have to keep her busy all day. But each time I feel like asking Dora to take my kid on an adventure so I don’t have to, I remember how important screen time limits are to me, and I’m motivated to choose another option. In my former career as an elementary teacher, I saw major differences between kids who had unlimited screen time and those whose parents enforced reasonable limits. I noticed that those children who viewed screens excessively . . .

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