How to keep toddler busy while mom is busy

All mothers know the struggle of having to get that load of laundry in, making that phone call or having to get dinner going and not knowing how to keep your toddler busy for those couple of minutes. Here Sammy from Sammy Approves gives moms a couple of tips and tricks for how to keep your toddler busy without giving them a phone or a tablet.

Thank you Sammy, we hope this helps our mothers out.

This is what screen time really does to kids’ brains


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Source: Voyagerix/Shutterstock

This is one of the best explained articles about what screen time really does to our childrens’ brains and the way they are (not) learning to problem solve.

Poor problem solving is hampering our childrens’ daily activities in so many ways:
They struggle to complete tasks and have too little frustration tolerance to do so or even learn something from the specific task being at hand.

Furthermore they also find it hard to make new plans and being creative at it. Some children also seem to give up in trying and finding a way to complete a task and this in effect also seem to affect their self esteem and thinking “I can not do this”.

The thing is: Not everything gets done with the press of one button.

Let’s all help our children to think of more than one way to do a task or play a game….even if it is just for the fun of it!

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Psychological insights on the choices we make online.
Liraz Margalit Ph.D.

Liraz Margalit, Ph.D., analyzes online consumer behavior, incorporating theory and academic research into a conceptual framework.