The Media Diet

There seem to be some conflicting views among parents of young kids when it comes to exposing our children to technology.  I say set clear limits but teach them to navigate the iPad, a laptop, or other similar devices because they are growing up in a tech savvy world (like it or not).  Some say a little TV is ok, but avoid the rest.  And others say no media at all…these young minds need only to activate their imaginations.  What do you think?

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Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)