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Parents: Stash your cell phones !

August 9, 2018

New studies raise concerns re: “distracted parenting”.

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Lots written lately re: kids spending too much “screen time” on iPads, computers and cellphones … and too little time reading, exploring and conversing.

All true … and much concerning.

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A recent analysis in The Atlantic stipulates to the cognitive development dangers of kids spending too much time glued to screens … but concludes that “When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.”

Here’s the essence of the argument…

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What was the most read WSJ article of the year, mon ami?

December 24, 2012

Answer: Why French Parents Are Superior

Punch line: While Americans Fret Over Modern Parenthood, the French Are Raising Happy, Well-Behaved Children Without All the Anxiety.

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Excerpt:

The French have managed to be involved with their families without becoming obsessive.

They assume that even good parents aren’t at the constant service of their children, and that there is no need to feel guilty about this.

“For me, the evenings are for the parents,” one Parisian mother told me.

“My daughter can be with us if she wants, but it’s adult time.”

French parents want their kids to be stimulated, but not all the time.

While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are — by design — toddling around by themselves.

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