Young Kids and Television

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.

Kids and TV

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommend that children under two years of age avoid screen time like TV’s and computers. That’s because babies and toddlers need to interact with their environment to help them reach important developmental milestones. Sue Lin, author of Consuming Kids elaborates on screen time and young children. “One of the major things that parents can do is to keep babies away from screen media because (by keeping them away is) allowing young children the opportunity to play and to explore the world on their own. This is the way that children will learn to use their own resources and to develop resources. What’s going to happen is that we’re going to have a generation of children who cannot amuse themselves without being in front of a screen”

Sue LinThe Parent Report’s guest expert is Sue Lin, an instructor in psychiatrics at Harvard and author of Consuming Kids.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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