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Screen-Free During Passover and Holy Week

Next week, April 18-24, is both Screen-Free Week, and a week that is sacred for both Jews and Christians. This convergence presents a unique opportunity for members of those faith communities, as well as others who perceive spring as an appropriate

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Rachel Prabhakar: Perpective from a Jewish-Hindu household

Here’s another story of a family where there are intentional alternatives to the popular culture.  The world is not “media-saturated” for these children.  In fact, Rachel Prabhakar , who lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters, ages 

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Ozlem Parlak, Muslim parent

This interview is among those I’ve recorded that are categorized as “alternative stories,” meaning stories of families who have found ways to side-step popular culture, at least in their homes.  We need these stories to offset the narrative of the

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Lance Strate, Executive Director of Institute of General Semantics

The appreciation and sharing of the stories of the community gives a powerful alternative to a forceful popular culture.

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Alan Berger, Owner and Director, Peace Through Play Nursery School

Where do we begin as humans? Right here in early childhood – giving children the beauty that is their birthright.

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Susan Linn, Ed.D. Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Dr. Susan Linn speaks to the unprecedented challenge to parents in a society where even the most precious saying and symbols are used for commercial ends.

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