Our daughter got an iPod Touch and was SO excited! But, what about safety and avoiding too much screen time?
There's spending time with your child and then there's REALLY spending time with your child.
I pat myself on the back because I make time to play and talk with my 8-year-old daughter on a pretty regular basis. Yeah, I'm not as great as I sound. The thing I didn't realize is that I've been steering Alyssa to things I want to do and avoiding the things I don't. For example, if she says, "Hey, Daddy, can we play Barbies together?" I'd say, "How about playing some Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the Wii U instead?" Classic ME. She doesn't always get to play video games, so anytime I offer that choice, I know she'll jump at the chance. It's usually my "get out of doing that other activity card"...until this week!