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2019
April
12,
2019
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
My 8 year old asks about once a week, “Dad, when can I start my YouTube channel?” And, I’m pretty sure my freshly minted 10 year old will soon be asking about his own Twitter, Instagram or YouTube account soon. I realize this is a tricky situation...
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2016
May
03,
2016
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
If you ask most teens what they enjoy doing in their free time, you can bet you’ll hear the words Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat in their answer. Teenagers’ lives exist on social media. They use it to communicate, post photos, share content and ess...
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2015
October
23,
2015
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
At worst, I’m pretty sure I sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown. At best, the mom is rolling her eyes and pulling her phone out to hand to her screaming child. “Children under 2 years of age should have no screen time and after 2 years, w...
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January
05,
2015
| 17:03 PM America/Chicago
Since the beginning of time little children have been playing with sticks. You might think that with kids using technology more and more they play less and less with the real thing. But in this day and age, apps can be the new stick – just as fun, an...
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2014
October
28,
2014
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
Tears, not just tears, wailing and uncontrollable fear and anger pouring from my almost 5 year old. Were there monsters under the bed? Did he fall of his bike? No, I just asked him to write his name on a paper for his schoolwork. I actually kin...
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August
01,
2014
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
We attempted to go media free and wouldn’t you know? Nailed it!!!Just kidding. We far from nailed it.Ok guys, this is HARD.The Conklins are not taking to going screen free likes ducks to water. Like. At. All.You know the ancient proverb "fall down se...
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July
26,
2014
| 08:04 AM America/Chicago
I had this amazing, Mom of the Year type plan where our family would reduce our use of electronics to 1 hour a day and provide the kids an opportunity to EARN up to another hour of screen time per day by doing various chores around the house. Awesome...
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July
14,
2014
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
“But mom, all my friends have a cell phone.”Maybe, that’s the case, but how do you keep your child safe? Before you purchase a phone for your child, we asked Jody Hawkins, Information Systems Security Officer for Cook Children’s Health Care System in...
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