The Reasons We Decided To Give Up Screen Time This Weekend

This Fall has been a huge learning experience for me and my family. All of my research on screen time (for our app Squish www.screentimesquish.com) over the past two years has made me completely re-think how we spend our time in general. Before the app was made (and WHY the app was made in my opinion) we were leaning heavily on our electronic devices. They helped keep us..

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8 Simple Back to School Tips

The end of summer and the first day of school can be an abrupt and difficult transition for parents and children alike. Easing into a school schedule a week or more before school begins will make going to school a much more smooth and healthy event. We have 8 tips to get your child into school-mode so that the first day is a successful one! 1)..

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Squish Siblings Together for Lifelong Bonding

(From left to right: Austin, me, brother Harry and Mom behind us) Since my brother, Austin, and I started Wise Devices I have been asked a few times how it is that we can actually work together as siblings and how we came to be such close friends as we grew older. The short answer is, because our parents didn’t give us a choice! My two..

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Squishing with your instincts

As the Squish App is about to be launched, I’ve been trying my best to become informed on the latest parenting research out there. I am often asked how do I KNOW the best practices for screen time? And my simple answer has always been, it depends on your child. I was privileged this week to attend a lecture at Rockefeller University given by Paul Bloom,..

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Less Stress With Teen Screen Time

Here is a Squish approved article from WebMD that talks about raising physically fit teens. The article reinforces our belief at Wise Devices that making solid rules around screen time with your child/teen will reduce the stress around electronics for the entire family. This article in particular stresses the importance of balancing screen time so children remain physically active and healthy. Using Squish as a tool..

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Squish approved article!

I came across this wonderful article from Great Schools: 9 secrets to managing your child’s screen time. At Wise Devices we believe that it is important that you and your child (if they are old enough) discuss what is and is not appropriate behavior online and work around it. This is not giving power away to your child, but understanding what your child and his or..

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