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. He is a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist, a past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the author of over three dozen publications, including two books on promoting resilience in youth, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (true of < 6% of psychologists), the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in youth. He has also given hundreds of workshops on family issues for organizations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, The Master Therapist Series at the University of Connecticut, The American Psychological Association and the McGraw-Hill Financial Group and completed hundreds of media projects for outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal. David is also a dad of three (two studying at Cornell University and one still in high school) and husband of 27 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and resilient children and teens.

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