Is Banning Tablets Really What’s Best for Children?

The technology driven society that we live in, grow in, and raise our families in is still relatively young. In this infancy we, as parents, are trying to find the best navigational tools in order to make well educated decisions.

One question I hear parents ask relates to the amount of time spent on devices for children ages 10 and younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following:

Under 18 months: avoid screens except for video-chatting 18-24 months: can be exposed to high-quality programs, such as PBS, with parents to guide learning 2-5 years: limit to 1 hour of high-quality media with parents 6 and older: maintain consistent limitations to media use and ensure that it does not interfere with sleep or physical activities

However, many young children have devices such as tablets on hand. They’re used for games, videos, or as a distraction which prompts “good behavior” in

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