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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A father and daughter walk in the city center on July 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The German government recently passed a new law that will guarantee every child between 1 and 3 years old a spot in a child day care center (in German: a Kita, or Kindertagesstaette) starting August 1, 2013. Critics charge the law is based on faulty numbers and that both a shortage of facilities and nursery-school teachers will make the law impossible to implement. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

There’s a new parenting trend that I think we can all get behind.

If you are a parent or even if you’re not, there’s no denying that when you’re out and about you see an increased amount of kids with a screen in front of their face. Whether that’s to sooth them or to distract them, it’s still a screen in front of their face. Parents know that too much screen time can be bad for their kids, but believe it or not the screens are actually pretty addicting and some parents may not know how to limit it or function without their kid being “plugged in.”

One thing is for certain though: too much screen time is a common problem among families. So much of a problem that people are hiring screen time parenting coaches to teach them how to raise kids who don’t rely on phones or tablets. The advice that these consultants are offering may seem pretty simple and basic but parents are paying between $80-$250 an hour for these consults.

Child behavior specialist, Rhonda Moskowitz, say the solution is as easy as doing anything that’s not playing video games, watching TV, or scrolling through their phones.

Think back to when you didn’t rely on a phone. I know…it’s tough. We all are a bit more addicted than we’d like to admit. But think back to that simpler time and think about the things you used to do, either by yourself or with your family. Resort back to those options. Go outside and get to playing!

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