Today’s children are immersed in a digital age. Three year olds are mastering iPads and 5 year olds are teaching their grandparents a thing or two when it comes to online technology. However, as parents, we are often bombarded with all the negatives of giving our kids too much screen time. And the truth is, there are a lot of negatives including distracted children, decreased attention spans, taking time away from other healthy activities, obsessions with video games – the list goes on and on.
But is screen time, always bad?
In short, no. Here are a few of the benefits:
Overall, when it comes to screen time, it’s everything in moderation. To make sure your family isn’t getting too much when it comes to media, designate media-free times together, such as family dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as the family room.
There are also guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics which will help your family get a better grip on screen time at home:
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