Too Much Screen Time for Parents
Kerry Stutzman from Head and Heart Parents gives us some advice on how we can get off our cell phones and spend time with the kids. How parents who spend too much time on devices end up having more badly behaved kids We hear so much concern about the time kids spend on devices. And yet, in a survey of 1700 parents of kids ages 8-18, the average parent spends 9 hours/day on their screens. And, surprisingly, more than 80% of that is for pleasure. And even more surprisingly, 78% of those parents consider themselves to be good models of screen use. Parents of teens spend as much time on their screens as teenagers and parents of ‘tweens spend 3 hours more per day than their kids.
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