as a teacher, i see how excess screen time effects a child's behavior and achievement.
last week the american academy of pediatrics issued a statement.
they say that excess media is associated with poor school performance, obesity, aggression, and lack of sleep. at the same time, we live in a world of screens, so the aap recommends families make a "media plan".
the aap wants children to have less than two hours of entertainment screen time per day, and children younger than 2 years, none at all.
this is beautiful because it's helpful to families. if we teach our children to use media safely and within limits, perhaps they will go outside and get some fresh air.
perhaps families can enjoy each other without a screen.
the beauty of support for children.
joy to you and your family.