8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time

by: Erin Dower
It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices and connect with our kids face-to-face — is one of the biggest parenting challenges of our time. Studies show that two-thirds of children ages 8 to 10 say that their parents have "no rules" on the time they spend with media. Experts say that parents need to take charge, not only by limiting children's screen time, but by keeping their own mobile use and media habits in check. Use this guide to create smart screen-time rules for your whole family.