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How to Raise Balanced Children

They argue that raising truly successful children who can create for themselves a life of connection and fulfillment means raising children who are not impulsively reactive but instead have the sense of balance, resilience, personal insight, and empathy for others to be receptive to the world around them.

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  • Don't overschedule

It is possible to have too much of a good thing.

  • Limit screentime

Research indicates that too much screentime has adverse affects on children's developing brains. I limit my children to know more than two hours of screentime a day, including phones, computers, and television. Negative behavior means curbed screentime rewards, particularly since the child might require more oversight to ensure screentime rules are being followed. Limited screentime allows children to be more selective with how they use it, and also allows them a greater range of creativity in how they use their downtime. <