How much privacy and freedom should kids have with media?

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How much privacy and freedom should kids have with media?

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I think the question of how much privacy we give to our kids is a core parenting question. Two things to keep in mind at the start, I want to limit sedentary electronic pleasures to 2 hours a day. More than that and their problem is on something else that's important for their development. Secondly, I want to stick on the radiance analyst have strong reasons to do otherwise. Beyond that, I want to tell my kids that I have the right to look at any media you own whenever I want. That's the standing rule. Now, I keep between me and my guardian angel, I'm only going to do that is as much as I think they needed. And I judge that based on their success. The more they are showing me success, the more they are showing me responsibility, the more freedom I'm going to give them. It's definitely a moving target. It's not static. Every 6 months a year, I'm reassessing, reevaluating and allowing more or less freedom based on their success. Randomly checking. I will check more if I see lack of success, I will check less if I see success.

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

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Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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