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Screen Time and Kids

  February Newsletter from the Elementary School Counseling Department Have you ever wondered, “Are my kids getting too much screen time?” Here’s an article by Dr. Alexis Halpern , an assistant attending physician at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, with tips for screen time usage. For the entire article, see What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains? For more on parenting topics such as this, please save the date for our three Parent Workshops led by elementary school counselors! See your school newsletter or sign up here ( Hudson School District Elementary Parent Workshops Opportunities ).  What tips do you have for parents to limit screen time for kids? 1. Co-watch whenever possible. If children are going to have screen time, the best thing you can do is to watch the show or game with them to help them understand what they’re seeing. Comment on things you notice, ask questions

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