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Most parents struggle with the boundaries around screen time for their children, usually because they struggle with it themselves. Jordan Shapiro writes about the confusion in his article, The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones,  for  Forbes Magazine. He disagrees with the notion that smartphone use leads to bad parenting. 

There is no getting away from cell phones and tablets. We live in a wired world with data seeping through our hands and homes.  There is no putting the technology genie back in the bottle. What’s a parent to do absent of clear information of how much constitutes too much interaction with screens?


The ability to be a good or better parent still belongs to the individual parent and his/her sense of what feels right. Technology will not rob you of this. The antidote to excessive screen use is good boundaries and balance. Figure out what works for you and your family, implement it and stick to it!