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7 strategies for keeping kids entertained without screens

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1. Get rid of the devices.

Just pitch them. Seriously. If they're out of sight, they're out of mind -- temporarily, at least. But if they're not even there, no amount of begging can make them materialize. Go out on a limb and do what you've secretly always wanted to do. Donate the TV and the tablets and start fresh. (It's possible. I've lived without a TV or tablet for my entire life.)

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