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Too Much Screen Time For Toddlers Is Linked To Poorer Development Later On

Every parent should read this!

With cell phones, tablets, and laptops, children have more ways than ever to immerse themselves in the digital world. But as a new study finds, too much time spent in front of a screen could have consequences for a child’s intellectual development.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, warns that kids with more exposure to screens could later run into problems with communication, motor skills, problem-solving, and social skills. Researchers found a direct association between screen time at ages two and three and development at three and five.

Sheri Madigan, an assistant professor and research chair in determinants of child development at the University of Calgary, who was also the first author of the study, said:

“On average, the children in our study were viewing screens two to three hours per day. This means that the majority of the children in our sample are exceeding the pediatric guidelines of no more than one hour of high-quality programming per day.”

She noted that using excess screen time has consequences for your child’s development. Sheri suggested that parents should look at this scenario like junk food. It’s okay if in small doses, but it’s too much then there’s a negative impact to that.

The study concluded:

“The results of this study support the directional association between screen time and child development. Recommendations include encouraging family media plans, as well as managing screen time, to offset the potential consequences of excess use.”

The best thing that parents should do is to set rules and regulations at home. While it’s sometimes hard to put your foot down, you must do it for the sake of your child’s development.

Playing online games is not bad if done in moderation. However, it is already a given fact that these games are very addicting that kids can’t seem to stop themselves from playing.

You, as the parent, should guide your child to a better path. If you see that they’re already falling down the video game hole, stop it while you still can.

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One company, however, is changing that - much to the delight of their employees. Starting January 8 of this year, the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa officially began allowing their workers to bring their babies in the workplace every day - at least for the first 6 months.

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They have been married for almost a century!

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The couple almost didn't get married when they started dating.

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Seven-Year-Old Boy Dubbed The ‘Fastest Kid In The World’

Is he the next Usain Bolt?

Several months ago, LeBron James posted a clip of Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram Jr. playing football and it quickly went viral. Now, the seven-year-old breaks a USA Track and Field record over the weekend.

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