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Is Your Family Ready for a Phone?

By trusted Pinwheel affiliate
Larissa Mills

Corporate Digital & Wellness Educator, Founder of IparentGen.com

Before a family decides on a phone, it is important to think about having 4 components in place before any screens come into play. In order to prevent phone addiction and mental health, having these set routines in place can save your family a lot of heartache and battles. (Following the Canadian & American Pediatric guidelines.) 

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Routines for Kids on Summer Break

Ah, it's summer time, finally. As we breathe a sigh of relief from the hustle and bustle of the school year, our thoughts turn to what the summer holds: zoo trips, meeting friends at the park, and juggling all our normal tasks.

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Fun and Relaxing Activity

Pick a day and time that works for the whole family and pull out papers, markers, stickers—whatever makes the activity more special. No matter how old your children are, they should come up with 3-5 options. This will help fill time in a different way without the screen. It will promote creativity, encourage resilience, and could even bring families together through quality time with some activities.

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