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With Kids Stuck Indoors All Day, How Do You Moderate Tech Time?




Sybella Bowman, 12, does school work at her family home and cattle property on April 05, 2020 in Tarpoly Creek, Australia.
Sybella Bowman, 12, does school work at her family home and cattle property on April 05, 2020 in Tarpoly Creek, Australia.
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Whether your kids want an extra hour of animal crossing, a few more minutes to chat with their friends or a few more episodes to finish their show, setting limits on screen time during this time when everyone’s stuck at home can be a challenge. 

And with school time being virtual, it’s becoming more difficult to regulate and monitor screen time for kids. And with parents on their own devices, for work and for play, it can also be a challenge to model good behavior. 

How are you discussing and regulating tech time for your kids? What have been the challenges? What strategies have worked for you? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Yalda T. Uhls, adjunct professor of child psychology at UCLA and founder of The Center for Scholars & Storytellers; she is also a senior advisor at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit aiming to help kids and parents navigate media and technology and the author of "Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age" (Routledge, 2015); she tweets @DrYaldaUhls