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Advice for Other Kids During Screen-Free Week

Advice for Other Kids During Screen-Free Week

This local family made it through most of screen-free week. Here are their thoughts looking back on the journey – and plans for how to handle media consumption in the future.

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 7: Bedroom Date Break

Screen-Free Week, Day 7: Bedroom Date Break

How TV time helps mom and dad gets some one-on-one time.

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 6: We Caved, But Here's Why ...

Screen-Free Week, Day 6: We Caved, But Here's Why ...

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 5: Giving In But Not Giving Up

Screen-Free Week, Day 5: Giving In But Not Giving Up

A sick kid gets a reprieve to watch TV, but we don't entirely give up on our goal.

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 4: Preparing for a Television-Free Weekend

Screen-Free Week, Day 4: Preparing for a Television-Free Weekend

With one child still stick – and home from school again – was the family able to maintain screen-free status?

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 3: Sick Day Struggle

Screen-Free Week, Day 3: Sick Day Struggle

It's challenging enough to keep kids happy when they're feeling ill. But it becomes even more difficult when you can't rely on television to keep them content.

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 2: Entertaining the Kids When Dad Works Late

Screen-Free Week, Day 2: Entertaining the Kids When Dad Works Late

Without 'virtual babysitters,' mom looked for ways to keep the kids engaged while dad was teaching. Find out how this screen-free day went!

May 2014
Screen-Free Week, Day 1: Cancelling Cable and Heading Outside

Screen-Free Week, Day 1: Cancelling Cable and Heading Outside

Television and video games aren't in the plans this week. So, how did this local family spend their time?

May 2014
Screen-Free Week: The Challenge Begins

Screen-Free Week: The Challenge Begins

Inspired by three local families who took the challenge, a southeast Michigan mom and writer begins a 'digital diet' with her family, May 5-11, 2014. Find out how she and the family prepared for the week ahead.

May 2014
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