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Our story sounds very similar to yours. We allow them to use the computer but only while we’re holding them, and they’re so young they just bang on the keyboard imitating us. So I open a text editor and let them go nuts. Similar deal with the phone. As for TV we show them animal documentaries, or train documentaries, etc, and an hour a week probably. Our goal is to teach our children to use “screens” correctly, rather than severely limiting them. But these things are inherently addictive, far more stimulating than real life, and warrant real concern and intentionality. If we are on them 5 hours a week in their view, they will want them 15 hours a week, so we must limit ourselves, too.

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