Making peace with screen time

boy with iphone

In celebration of Screen Free Week, We’re posting podcasts and scree-free-related posts each day. If you are completely unplugging this week, we’ll be here when you get back!

Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much?

In this episode, April and Saren discuss their own experiences with screen time growing up and what they struggle with concerning screen time now that they’re moms. They offer suggestions to help you create a screen-time policy that can really work for your family as you help your children understand that “harmless” enjoyment of screen time can start to become “harmful” as it keeps them away from other worthy pursuits. April and Saren also offer specific ideas for fun and meaningful alternatives to screen time for children.


Click here to listen to the broadcast, “Making Peace with Screen Time.”

After enjoying the radio show, you may want to check out this little video about a simple and effective screen-time tracking system that one mom from our community devised for her preschooler:

Tackling Screen Time Video and Printable Chart

* Image courtesy of Tina Phillips at

Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.

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