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2019
July
18,
2019
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over and the new school year will begin before you know it. Are you ready? Or are you like a certain dad I know who usually waits until the last minute? Last year, this dad forgot: To book his child's ph...
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2017
May
12,
2017
| 16:09 PM America/Chicago
The other day, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. No kids. So basically, peace and quiet. When I say peace and quiet, I think we really took it to heart. We ended up getting our phones out and didn’t look up until we began eating....
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March
10,
2017
| 10:17 AM America/Chicago
For most of you reading this, your kids already are home or will soon be out of school for Spring Break. Even if you have a big vacation planned, I know this time out of the classroom means more opportunity for screen time. In today’s technologica...
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January
05,
2017
| 10:04 AM America/Chicago
Did you child receive a phone, tablet or TV this year for Christmas?  Have you seen or talked to them since? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet or the TV, there’s no denying that the use of screens and media have changed childhood and parenting. Do...
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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
12,
2015
| 15:47 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that babies begin listening during pregnancy? It’s truly amazing that ear and brain structures for listening start working between 25-29 weeks of gestation. At about 28-30 weeks, connections between the brain and the ear start happening!...
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2014
November
07,
2014
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
 By the very nature of her day-to-day life, Cynthia Keator, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Cook Children’s, spends a good portion of her day working on a computer screen, whether it be working on medical records or reading electroencephalograms. As...
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August
20,
2014
| 10:04 AM America/Chicago
Every time your children score a point, gain lives, beat a level or win a prize on a video game or gadget, they arereceiving one of many frequent intermittent rewards that keep them hooked and focused. And parents wonder whytheir child is struggling ...
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August
15,
2014
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
This is the conclustion in our series on the Conklin family's efforts to go screen free, or at least cut back, from media this summer. This time, the kids have their say. ...
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August
08,
2014
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
This is part 5 in the Conklin family's efforts to go screen free, or at least cut back, from media this summer. Here's how our little experiment went on the road ... ...
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July
18,
2014
| 08:50 AM America/Chicago
The Conklin family see Kim Mangham, M.D., a pediatrician in Keller. The parents and their three children are cutting back on their screen time this summer and mom, Aubrey, will be blogging (yes, we see the irony) about how it’s going on a regular bas...
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