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Finding value while setting limits on children’s screen time.
Randy Kulman Ph.D.
Is it your kid's fault that he can't seem to stop playing video games? Maybe the real cause is that technology companies want to keep you glued to your screens. Here's what you can do.
Technology companies purposely design products that keep us glued to our devices, and many children fall prey to problematic screen use. These 9 strategies can help parents and children take back control.
How has social life been affected by COVID-19?
Tom Brady offers more than just football advice. Learn his tricks to improve brain processing speed.
Do you want to play football like Tom Brady, or at least think as fast and efficiently? It will require more than brain training, but you can improve your processing speed.
Kids with learning, attention, and executive functioning issues benefit from using games and apps in remote learning.
If your child spends all their free time playing Minecraft, learn effective ways to set limits and encourage other interests.
Top video game pros make more than $500,000 per year, but 99 percent of kids who love esports are never going to become professionals. Should you help your child pursue this dream?
Will COVID-19 change how kids play? Will it change how they share toys, play team sports, or go to the playground? And how will it impact toddlers who are isolated from peers?
Are your kids confused by the demands of remote learning? Teach the skill of task initiation so they can know where to start, how to complete tasks, and how to succeed.
Too much time with Fortnite, Minecraft, and other screen activities is common. Here are 10 action steps to help your family spend less time on screens and more time outdoors.
Mindfulness meditation using apps and videos represents a promising intervention for ADHD. Can it help adults and teens "outgrow" ADHD?
Remote learning, social distancing, and sheltering in place have naturally lead to more screen time. Don’t feel guilty. Be creative and proactive about finding other activities.
Encouraging children with ADHD to engage in high-risk sports and activities provides them with an uncommon experience—sustained attention and focus for an extended period of time.
Remote learning requires students to display more self-management skills than does traditional education. Strong executive functions are crucial for successful distance learning.
Playing Fortnite will help kids to learn to battle, build forts, and avoid enemies. But will it help them to solve real-world problems and improve their executive function skills?
Your kid loves video games, but is she learning anything from gameplay? Probably not much, but game publishers can make games to enhance both fun and executive function skills.
What can you do about a "stay at home" summer for a kid with ADHD? Should you let her play video games? Find some ways to leverage screen play into new interests and knowledge.
How effective will the first FDA-approved video game be as a treatment for ADHD?
Why can kids with ADHD pay nonstop attention to video games and LEGOs? Use this observation as a clue.
Would you like to feel better about your kid's screen time? Learn about Whole Play, a method to make video games and social media digitally nutritious.
COVID-19 has nearly doubled the average person's time using screens. These six tips will turn this screen time into the inspiration for life long interests and hobbies.
Can playing video games help develop executive function? Yes, but find games that challenge kids to think, problem-solve, and learn from mistakes.
Using this time as an opportunity to build an exercise habit or an interest in music can be enhanced by using screens and tech.
Use these strategies and apps to maintain your memory.
Let your kids have more screenplay during the COVID-19 pandemic. It might keep them safer. But create strict expectations for physical, social, creative, and unstructured play.
Are you or your kids spending too much of your time in front of the TV, phone, or computer? Learn a few simple things that can restore your sense of balance during the quarantine.
Consider changing screen time limits during the quarantine. Use the extra free time to do more than gaming—develop new healthy habits that will last.
Will COVID-19 lead to a reliance on screen-based connection, or could it lead to a new appreciation of face-to-face connections, nature, and physical contact?
Parents should be more aware of any activity consuming more than nine hours per day of their kids’ lives. Why aren’t they more knowledgeable about their teens’ screen time?
Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist, parent of 5, and founder of LearningWorks for Kids. He is the author of Train Your Brain for Success and Playing Smarter in a Digital World.