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Family Media Plan

“Media should work for you & work within your family values & parenting style. When media is used thoughtfully & appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime & sleep. By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, […]

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Please pay attention to what your children see and hear

Kids who experience more violence in their virtual worlds—television, movies, and video games—are more likely to display aggressive thoughts, aggressive behavior, and angry feelings in the real world. https://healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Virtual-Violence-Impacts-Childrens-Behavior.aspx  

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How much sleep do kids and teens need?

Children who do not get the recommended amount are at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, depression, behavioral and learning problems and hypertension.  Teens who get too little are at increased risk for self harm. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that per 24 hours, on a regular basis: [list line=”no” style=”style1″]   Infants 4-12 […]