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Dear Superior Families,
 
There is so much to do, but such little time! Over the last few months, I've heard these words from so many. I am sure you can agree, the days seem shorter, but the number of things we need to accomplish is increasing. I often step back, take a few deep breaths and continue to move forward! I know that many of you feel the same!  It's easy to lose perspective because so much is on our plates.
 
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, let me remind you to enjoy the day and the moment right in front of you! Your children deserve you and your time. Remember, it's the quality of the time we spend with our children;  not the quantity. The following article is about the use of technology. I hope you find the information useful!
 
**HOW MUCH MEDIA IS TOO MUCH**
Research has found that as many as 85% of children under six use technology at home, some as much as two hours a day . Many parents believe the use of technology improves development, literacy, school readiness, and school success.The National Institutes of Health recognizes the influence of the media on the psycho social  development of children is profound. Because of this, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that physicians speak with parents about their children's use of media and has specific recommendations for using technology with children. The organization, in a shift from previous recommendations , now acknowledges that some media exposure can have value for children as young as 18 months, but it should not be used as a babysitter. In summary, parents are advised to monitor the quality of the content of their child's media use, as well as the quantity, and explore it together.
 
**BELOW ARE KEY PROVISIONS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS:
   ** Avoid the use of screen media other than video-chatting for children under 18 months
   ** Parents should watch high-quality programming (such as Sesame Street) with children 18-24 months old and help the understand what they are seeing.
   ** Screen use4 for children ages 2 to 5 years should be limited to one hour per day of high-quality programs and parents should view with them
   ** Cr4ate a family media plan.
   ** Parents should designate media free times such as during meals or while driving, and have media free locations in the home, such as in bedrooms
   ** Don't allow screen use just before bedtime as it interferes with the winding down process, preparing for rest, and waking up refreshed.
   ** Turn off the television if no one is watching. Background TV can expose children to age-inappropriate content.
   **  Parents must continually stress online safety and behavior, including treating others with respect both online and offline.
 
Lastly, I would like to say, I am grateful to be connected to families and staff at Superior! I am thankful for students who enthusiastically work hard to learn, parents who encourage, and teachers who are dedicated and truly care bout each child. I am thankful for a PTA who do all they can to make Superior a greta place to be. Thank you for your help, support, and understanding.
 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
Sincerely,
-Mrs. Claudette Williamson, Principal
 
 
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