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I believe that parents highly underestimate the damage that can be done to the brain development of their children through too much screen time. Like anything in life, moderation is the key. Our family uses screen time sparingly and in that, it is an exciting thing for our young children when they earn screen time.
I also believe parents underestimate how easy it is to avoid screen time. By setting appropriate limits and boundaries and using screen time as something earned or a reward it can actually be a wonderful reward.
Thank you for discussing this issue. I believe the amount of screen time our children are allowed is becoming a public health risk, for the reasons you have addresses and more. If we raise a generation of people that only know how to relate to others through a screen and not in real life I believe we cannot anticipate the negative outcomes that may arise.
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