The average American household consumes roughly 7 hours of television each day, and that number grows each year as kids spend more time in front of the TV.
“So I think, in my opinion, if you’re looking at the way children interact with their television sets and their parents and their television, there’s a huge opportunity for parents to be engaged and involved in their childrens lives and be able to get involved in the things that they want to watch,” said Amy Shropshire, senior vice president of media and digital strategy at Free Press.
“It’s going to be the best time to watch a program on a television set in a long time.”
The trend toward a more digital, social media-savvy childhood is in no small part due to the proliferation of new devices like smartphones and tablets.
For many parents, the advent of social media has brought new possibilities to the mix, like video chats with their kids and social media games, which allow for more interaction and interaction-based content.
While many parents are getting ready to transition their kids from their parents’ old-fashioned media to a more social media savvy future, others have embraced the new way of life.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends watching TV with family and friends, and for some parents, that means spending more time with their children in person.
And many parents say they’ve adopted the role of digital media influencer, taking to social media and sharing their favorite shows and movies to help promote their products.
While there’s still plenty of room for growth for parents who don’t subscribe to the traditional model of watching TV alone, some experts are seeing an uptick in interest among millennials who may be wary of the traditional viewing habits of their parents.
While there are still many families that subscribe to traditional TV, there are growing concerns about the long-term effects on children of watching television with other people and more digital distractions.
In addition, many parents worry about what their kids will think of their decisions, especially if they have an addiction to entertainment.
Parents, too, are looking for ways to make their children more engaged, engaging and engaged, said Shrop, the senior vice executive for public affairs at Free Media.
If you’re a parent who is looking to invest in your kids’ future, the future is now, said Lisa Schmaltz, CEO and president of Free Press, which specializes in media and media-related business ventures.
She believes that having your children engage with their screens and other electronic devices is a great way to have a positive influence on them.
“We know that the more digital media and technology they have, the more they’re going to have access to and the more engaging they will be with other devices, which means their minds will be open and open to new ideas and experiences,” she said.
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