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On a typical day, kids in the age group of 8-18 years enjoy at least 5 hours of screen time, sometimes more. Okay, usually more! Today, if we Google “kids screen time” there are hundreds of expert articles about why screen time should be limited for kids, and how too much screen time damages the brain. Clearly a warning to limit screen time for kids! Children who watch too much TV, for instance, are at potential risk for the following: Childhood obesity, which comes with its own bunch of related serious health issues Aggressive behavior as a result of the content they see Risky behavior when they are older Less energy Trouble sleeping Social awkwardness Inability to focus in the classroom Tougher time with academics Overdose of information via commercials and other programming Missing out on opportunities for outdoor play and connecting with friends With even babies knowing how to…

I love Twitter. And I love it because I use Hootsuite, which makes my social media life super-easy. I’ve tried different social media dashboards, but Hootsuite is the best. So when I came across this wonderful poem “A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter” at the Hootsuite blog, I was excited. I have to share it with you! Here’s the text version of the poem A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter by Evan LePage Blog Specialist for Hootsuite One Tweet, Two Tweets, Old Tweets, New Tweets, Short Tweets, Long Tweets, Right Tweets, Wrong Tweets; Tweets about content, content about Tweets. How do you get retweets when all your Tweets seem like repeats? Social media is full of great posts for you to read, And photos and videos that dance through your feed. That’s all well and good, except when you need, People to see YOU! That’s a challenge indeed. So how…

I have the privilege of guest-posting on the A to Z Challenge blog today. I’d love to hear your feedback on this post where I offer 20 tips to leverage social media for the A to Z Challenge and beyond! Here’s the post: “Do You leverage #Socialmedia for #blogging? 20 #atozchallenge Tips” With the April A to Z Challenge coming up, there’s excitement among the participants and those wondering whether they should give in to the temptation of signing up and joining this mega blogging party. Those of us that waited for the sign up link to go up and pounced on it are enjoying the madness of planning, deciding themes and resolving to write our posts and schedule them as much as possible, so that April is a month for connecting and interacting instead of fretting over what to write. This is right in sync with my favorite quote:…

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