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Circle Roundup: Volume 6

A collection of stories from ‘round the web on juggling family and tech.

Sleep and Screen Time

Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media NPR
Overscheduled teenagers are using social media to catch up on their social lives and that’s ok. It gets tricky when they’re losing sleep over it. This article explores how to balance the good and bad of screen time.

Preparing Your Kids for Daylight Savings Time NY Times Parenting
Toddlers and teens and in between react differently to seasonal time changes—here’s how to help them ease into “falling back” and “springing ahead.”

The Effects of Gaming

Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games? New York Times
Gaming disorder is a recognized addiction yet critics, mainly from the gaming industry who fear a stigma but also a sizeable group of scientists, believe otherwise. Former gamers who underwent treatment share their side of the story.

You May Be Doing Screen Time Limits All Wrong USA Today
TV and video games topped the list of activities that tie most closely to poor school performance, so why are we treating all screen time equally when it comes to limits? This article explores a rethink.

A New Study Casts Doubt on ‘Gaming Disorder’ Diagnoses Wired
The World Health Organization classified dysfunctional gaming as an official disorder last May but some experts believe it may be more of a symptom than the cause of psychological issues—and there’s a study to back them up.

Parenting in the Digital Age

63 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking Parents
What better way to get your kids off their devices than to chat them up? Here’s a list of questions to help get the conversation flowing.

10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens Common Sense Media
Podcasts are a great way to connect with kids, no screen required. Tune into these entertaining and educational series on your next car ride.

Dive into Circle Stories for more expert advice on navigating screen time at home.


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