Parents, grandparents, babysitters. The kids are bored, you’ve been chauffeuring them around from activity to activity and now they are following you around the house wondering what it is that you have planned next. You need a little break. They want to use their ipads or tablets. What’s it going to hurt right? Some screen time can be educational right?
Let's talk about issues that can come about from too much or even regular everyday exposure to screen time. Some research shows that screen time can increase the incidence of:
Don’t feel guilty after reading what screen time can do! We can only do our best to guide and teach our children.. We have all been there! We are not perfect and it is okay to use screen time as a crutch in limited amounts. As a matter of fact, there are some BENEFITS to screen time when used in moderation. These include:
Screen time tips:
Just try to be the best role model that you can in regard to screen time. Set good examples. Turn off the television, put down your phone, tablet and/or Ipad and spend time with your children. Our kids model what they see us do. Ultimately, they just want to spend time with their loved ones.