Here’s a really important piece about the fact that little children have way too much screen time. Their noses are in the screens–not outside doing life. It’s bad for children. Yet, many parents think it’s great and are proud of how well their little ones can push buttons….

Pass this article on–especially at this time of gift giving. Buy blocks instead of IPhones. Give them crayons instead of televisions. A ball instead of…you get the idea. Let children be children, creative in their play, not programmed to follow some preset agenda on a screen.

Shop smartly for the future of all of us. Please!

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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