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  1. Christina Myerly
    June 12, 2017 @ 7:18 am

    Summer is the same for us as all year round since my littles are both under 5, but we try to stick to two short periods of screen time a day. I take the kids out (which is challenging in the summers because we live in Florida) and do art projects and anything fun we can find. I loved your ideas!

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    • misssueliving
      June 12, 2017 @ 7:35 am

      Thanks Christina! We are in AZ so we have to get outside early! I’m right there with you in the summer heat. Glad for swimming pools 🙂

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  2. Julie Briones
    June 15, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    Wonderful post and list! Thanks for sharing!

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    • misssueliving
      June 15, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

      Thanks Julie! Glad you enjoyed the Summer Schedule.

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  3. Karen@LightlyFrayed
    June 15, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

    You are so right about extra screen time backfiring. It can be a tempting solution when we are doing projects etc, but it never ends well.

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    • misssueliving
      June 15, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

      Thanks Karen. I have to remind myself of the result of extended media time. I’d rather come back to my project later then have the poor attitudes from my kids!

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  4. sherry
    June 16, 2017 @ 6:10 am

    I really enjoyed your post. I didn’t have any trouble with my children wanting to watch TV. They loved going outside and playing all day. It was always a fight to get them inside and in the tub at night. I guess it was the time they lived in my children are now in there 30’s and when they come by the farm now they still can be found outside, on the porch, in the barns, in the front pastures with the horses. I do see now TV is used as a babysitter, with parents busy schedules I’m sure its hard working and raising kids today.

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    • misssueliving
      June 16, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

      Sherry, I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Things definitely have changed as far as technology goes now. I also grew up playing outside till dark during the summer. I remember my Mom having us wash our feet in the sink before putting us to bed. We had an Atari and would watch a few cartoons in the morning. Now there are tablets, phones, iPads, Kindles, gaming systems and the list goes on. I’m trying to establish boundaries for screen time at a young age in my children and hope it helps them be more self regulating as they move into the teen years 😊

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