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Raising Children

Drew
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article about kids and screen time I agree there is a huge difference in usage for consumption vs creation but time allotted for creation can easily devolve into consumption (see teh not [blanking] a [blank] threads) maybe some sort of software regulator would be highly useful?
mwinter
Total posts: 4178
(Updated 9/16/2014 9:15 AM)

yeah software regulation typically just leads to (successful) google searches for how to disable said software. IMO you'd be better off monitoring screentime yourself and enforcing boundaries with clearly communicated rules and consequences.

edit: if you meant that the kids would seek out software regulators to create self-imposed limits then i'm all for that. but that takes some awareness and discipline.

mike
Total posts: 2270
(Updated 10/1/2014 7:25 PM)
My plan is to live in a stick hut in the woods and teach my children only Pensylvania Dutch. Although Google probably has a workaround for it.
Drew
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please attempt and share results
mwinter
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Doesn't need to be a tissue. a gentle hand down the forehead and over the eyes / down the bridge of the nose works too. But that alone won't do the trick -- you can't just take a baby from playing patty cake one minute to a 40 second tissue fluff and expect them to fall asleep. They have to be ready for sleepy time for this to put them over the edge.

SmoovB
Total posts: 1097
I've been doing this to Jess accompanied by gentle "shush" sounds to great effect for years. Works like a charm.
Drew
Total posts: 4776

next subjects to attempt: strangers