6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Family with Tweens and Teens Should Make in 2016
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about managing your tween or teen’s screen time, you’re in good company. With 8- to 12-year-olds averaging nearly six hours a day on entertainment media and 13- to 18-year-olds racking up a whopping nine hours, according to The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, you’d be forgiven if you felt like throwing in the towel. But there’s good news: Parents who are actively involved in their kids’ media lives help them consume less, make better choices, learn, and understand more of what they’re interacting with. So even if your tweens and teens know way more about media and technology than you do, you can still help them navigate the digital world safely, responsibly, and productively.