As parents, there are a million different ways to feel bad or guilty. The amount of time most of us spend on our phone in front of our kids can be one of them. The good news is, changing is easier than you may think.
For young children, extended screen time can have a negative, lasting impact. The timespan between birth and age 3 is dubbed “the critical period” in the medical community due to the changes happening in the brain. Too much screen time during this age range can leave their still-developing brains permanently damaged. Continue reading What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids’ Brains
As technology continues to invade everyday life, it seems nearly impossible to escape the glow of a digital screen. From signing into the doctor’s office on an iPad to ordering fast food from a kiosk in the restaurant, digital devices are everywhere. Even grade schools and middle schools are beginning to incorporate devices in their curriculums, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the barrage of media and devices. Jim Gaffigan spoke on this subject for CBS news, saying, “Screens are a part of our lives. They are not going away.” Continue reading Screen Time: An Ever-Growing Epidemic
Doctors have a rough time dragging their children away from screens, too! They have a few tips on how to find balance. Continue reading What the Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids