Richard Freed, Author of “Wired Child,” at Crossroads Academy at 6:30 pm Tonight

“The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that children and teens (age 2 and older) should be limited to 1 to 2 hours or less of total entertainment screen time per day—including TV, computer-based entertainment, and video games,” wrote Dr. Richard Freed, in his book Wired Child. He continues, “If your family puts high importance on children’s academics, there is support for even greater limits on screen use, especially on weekdays. Parents I talk with have found that eliminating screen use from Monday to Thursday, and limiting total screen time to two hours per day on weekends (Friday to Sunday) puts their child or teen in the best position to succeed in school.”

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Freed’s book tackles these and many other essential topics for today’s students, including the way video games, social media, and texting are impacting students’ connection with family and peers at school. Freed explores the soaring rates of emotional and academic problems caused by what he calls “an epidemic of video game and internet addictions.” But more importantly, his book offers helpful parenting strategies that strengthen family bonds and foster greater success in school by protecting students from destructive habits while encouraging the healthy use of technology as a force that is here to stay.

Richard Freed will present to the public at Crossroads Academy tonight at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.


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