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Hello fellow parents and caregivers of children!

There are a bunch of new parents here (raises hand) and there are plenty of veteran parents, as well as people who have experience caring or helping to care for children, like teachers, baby-sitters, aunts, and uncles. Coming together will help all of us, whether we need advice, commiseration, or just a space to let it out. Being a caregiver of small humans can be hard, but also rewarding and wonderful, so we can also share in the joys of watching little humans get to be big humans.

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This week, let’s talk about Controlling or limiting electronics use (time or content) and screen time?).

This is hard for a lot of us who grew up before electronics and social media were ubiquitous. How much TV is okay? What can they see on YouTube? How do you monitor what they’re doing on social media? How does this change as they get older and how do you know what’s appropriate, in general, and for your specific kid?

(Feel free to post about things unrelated as well, the prompt is just a suggestion.)

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