No ‘Hunger Games’ For My 11-Year-Old

by Claire McCarthy | The Huffington Post | March 27, 2012

The first film installment of The Hunger Games series, based on the books by Suzanne Collins, was released in March. HuffPost blogger Claire McCarthy, MD, described her children’s love of reading and of the books and described her reasoning behind not letting her youngest watch the movie. She mentioned CMCH Director Michael Rich’s Mediatrician blog as giving parents the tools to decide what films may be appropriate for their children.

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Mom Get Off the Phone!

by Beth Teitell | Boston Globe | March 8, 2012

Kids are starting to ask their parents to disconnect from their digital devices. This could be a great opportunity for parents to model healthy media habits. 

CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich is starting to see kids who are cutting back on screen time after
witnessing their parents’ behavior. “Some of the kids are saying, ‘I don’t want
this for myself.’ 

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