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Kids benefit from ‘ditching their devices’ at home, urges parenting expert

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Lifestyle and parenting expert Amanda Mushro provided some tips and ideas for families looking to spend more “screen-free time” together. 

Appearing on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday, Jan. 7, the Maryland-based mom of three said that reducing screen time at home is a “good resolution for people with kids — and even if you don’t have kids.” 

Meal times should be screen-free, she said. 

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“At the dinner table, ditch the devices,” she said. 

To facilitate conversations among the family in her own home, Mushro plays a game called “the peak and the pit,” she said.

“Everybody goes around and they talk about the ‘peak,’ which was the best part of their day, and then they talk about the ‘pit,’ which was the worst part of their day,” she said.

In addition to offering prompts to get everyone talking to each other, the game helps parents get “little nuggets of information that you wouldn’t know otherwise,” Mushro said. 

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Arts and crafts are another screen-free way for families…

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