9. Mentorship is more important than limits.
Screens aren’t likely to disappear in the future. Strict screen time limits may ease family conflict and ensure your children have time for other activities, but they don’t help children learn how to responsibly use screens or self-regulate. That’s why Jordan Shapiro, author of “The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World,” argues, “The answer is not more limits and restrictions; it’s more mentorship and guidance.” Focus your efforts on teaching your children to be good digital citizens. Teach them how to evaluate information and safely interact with others, and model healthy behavior yourself.