When we introduced devices to our daughters, we didn’t realize the phrase “just one more minute…” would become a constant refrain in our home. Our polite, happy kids started throwing tantrums when their screen time was up.
Despite studying at Cambridge and Yale and succeeding at demanding jobs at Bain & Company, Bloomberg, and CBS News, digital parenting had us stumped. We wanted our kids to be fluent in technology, but we worried over the long term effects of screen time.
There’s a lot of information about kids and screens, but we found it conflicting. In theory, the advice was good, but when we tried to put it into practice…well, let’s just say we were almost the ones throwing the tantrums.