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screen time

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.

The power of television to help or hinder our parenting efforts

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:25am

For some time now my daughter has been reading her way through the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and thoroughly enjoying them. So, recently I bought Season One of the television series, and all three kids and I have been watching it.

Hooked on H2O

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 9:22pm

My 8-year-old daughter has recently gotten hooked on the television show H2O. In case you're not familiar with it, it's the story of three friends who magically become mermaids whenever they touch water, which of course presents all kinds of problems for their human lives. The girls are beautiful and lovely, and everyone has an Australian accent, which inherently adds coolness.

What happens when Daddy lets 2-year-old play Angry Birds

What happens when Daddy lets 2-year-old play Angry Birds

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 2:07pm

Kids just love video games, so I try to monitor and limit how much time they spend playing them. Up until recently my youngest son (2 ½) has been content to sit next to his big brother or big sister and watch them play. He enjoyed it. Life was good.

Then one night, my husband came along with a great idea. He let the little guy have his own turn playing Angry Birds. Sure, it was cute. Our son had fun. He wasn't very good at it, but he could launch the little birds and knock down some pigs.

DVD player in the stroller?

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 1:36pm

So I'm walking through the mall, and come upon another mom with her little one (maybe 3 years old) in the stroller watching a movie on the portable DVD player. In the mall. Seriously??

I admit I'm a bit old-school on the whole DVD player thing. Our family – with three kids - actually takes long car trips without one. But I understand how people may feel they need to have them in the car.

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