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How a Screen Fast can boost the fun factor in your home

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:21pm

I have a love hate relationship with screens. Screens... you know, the kind kids love to stare at for hours on end, playing video games or watching tv shows and movies?

I love for my children to have fun, and I happily acknowledge that they can have fun and learn certain skills and knowledge from video games. And I love movies and shows that are funny, inspirational, thought-provoking. There can be a lot of value on a screen.

Free tools teach kids computer programming during Hour of Code Week

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:04am

This week is Hour of Code Week, in case you didn't know. A project of Code.org, with the support of CEOs, celebrities, and the President, the goal is to encourage every student (all ages) to take some time to start learning computer programming.

Discussing screen time with my preschooler

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:50pm

Like many moms, I set limits for the amount of screen time my kids can have each day. My current standard is 30 minutes of computer or video game time per school day, with a bit more allowed on weekends.

Harder on your oldest child than your younger kids at the same age?

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 9:21pm

As a parent, I try to treat my kids as fairly as possible. I want them all to know they are loved without condition, and to have the same kinds of opportunities in life. I try to keep the family rules consistent and evenly enforced. But sometimes I realize my youngest is doing things my oldest was not allowed to do at that age. And I wonder why.

Superlative Boy in the Age of the Internet

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 1:41pm

My 6-year-old son is all about superlatives. He wants to know the biggest and smallest and fastest everything. He has also, at his young age, realized that the internet is a great source of information. Therefore, in his view, my husband and I have no excuse for not finding the answers we do not know.

Family time around the computer

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 1:01pm

The times, they are a-changin'. For example, what are some of your fond memories with your parents from your childhood? Family cook-outs, weekend camping trips, going to drive-in movies? Okay, I'm dating myself here. Nevertheless, none of my childhood memories involve a computer – unless playing Atari counts!

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