While I don't love the slightly alarming title here, this is a topic of concern among many of the parents that I work with. So many families (mine included) liberalized their rules around digital use at the start of the pandemic, and are now wondering how and when to put the toothpaste back in the tube. There are some great tips in this piece about co-engaging with kids online, staying positive about the power of these devices for communication and social connection, helping to manage distractions, and more. I'm also here with a little reminder that if you feel like it's time to tighten the reigns, both winter break and heading back to school in January provide two natural times to do a family digital "reset".
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