"Turn off the TV!" "No more Club Penguin!" "No Facebook 'til you're 14!" Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of digital drama -- where cell phones, TV shows, video games, and the Web create a standoff between kids and parents. But it doesn't have to be this way.
How can you avoid a confrontation that can evolve from Elmo to online games to texting at the dinner table faster than you can say OMG? Beginning when your kids are young, you can help reduce the charge that these issues have by offering alternatives for stuff you're comfortable with.
Here are the most common media stand-offs at every age -- and how to nip them in the bud.
Solutions for Every Age
"Mommy, can I watch another show? Please, please, please?"
Preschoolers love TV -- and love to watch their favorite characters again and again and again. But there's a reason why the American Association of Pediatrics recommends only small daily doses. Too much TV has been linked to a host of negativeRead More »from 3 Ways to End Digital Drama