Investigating the Effects of Screen Time on Children: Can Screen Time Be Addictive And Is It Harmful To My Child’s Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development?
Posted by Dr. Maker on July 30th, 2015
Parents often worry about the amount of time their child is spending on electronics and how it is affecting their social skills, motivation, attention, emotional regulation, and neurological functioning. Given the easy access to multiple media modes (TV, ipads, computers, iphones, etc.), electronics have become the “go to” in quiet moments. Screen time has also become the primary source of information and entertainment for children. Hence, these concerns are valid, particularly in light of the American Pediatric Association’s estimate that children in the… Read More