At PBS KIDS Digital, I spend my days working on the development of high-quality digital media for young kids. Despite the focus of my day job, when I go home to my own two young kids, I also experience the stress of managing family screen time. There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of … Continue reading Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time
If you’ve ever read any of Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious books or if you’ve started watching the new PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, you know that Pinkalicious and her little brother Peter are all about art. They are constantly using their imaginations — creating inventive crafts, summoning imaginary unicorns and dragons, and painting absolutely everything pink! (Don’t … Continue reading Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist
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While most adults know how to verbalize and communicate feelings of stress, many children don’t. Instead of running to parents for help when feeling overwhelmed, for example, they tend to throw a frustration-induced tantrum…right in the middle of that family dinner. Teaching kids how to manage and cope with their feelings of frustration can reduce … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns
Jennifer had a rough start to her pregnancy. “I had really intense food aversion and really intense nausea,” says the 28-year-old mother of a five-month-old girl. “I wasn’t eating at all.” She was losing weight instead of gaining it, she says, and couldn’t even keep down her prenatal vitamins or iron pills, which she needed … Continue reading Some Pregnant Women Use Weed For Morning Sickness But FDA Cautions Against It
Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. And 84 percent of teenagers now have their own phones, immersing themselves in a rich and complex world of experiences that adults sometimes need a lot of decoding to understand. These stats come … Continue reading It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One