• Jamie
  • FL, US
  • 7 days ago

Screen time?

I just got my son's progress report from school, he is 6. The report says that he needs work on following directions and organizational skills. I suggested to my husband that his screen time has a lot to do with him not following directions because all that he cares about it playing video games or watching some you tube shows. My husband doesn't agree. Do you think screen time effects following directions, or am I just being crazy? Lol
  • L
  • CA, US
  • 7 days ago

I agree. I notice a huge difference in behavior with my girls and their screen time.

  • C
  • CA, US
  • about 1 month ago

There is a strong research indicating a connection between inattentiveness and screen time, especially if screen time was introduced early and used for increased durations. I’m a educator who does parent workshops for early intervention and we always show this research to our parents so they can make informed decisions. Long durations of screen time doesn’t give children opportunities to learn to self regulate, be creative and focus. I’m definitely not judging for use of screen time, but I think parents just need the information so they can make informed decisions.

  • C
  • ENG, GB
  • 2 months ago

prolonged screen time has a really negative effect on children’s development and brain functioning, try to cut some of it out and you’ll probably start to notice a change, mine are only allowed 1 hour a day, and thats right after school, i dont hve the tv on at any other point throughout the daytime x

  • H
  • Greenville, United States
  • 3 months ago

I have yet to let my almost 3 year old watch tv or have real screen time. There are places that I can’t help, but I do everything I can do distract her.

  • M
  • ENG, GB
  • 4 months ago

Screen time effects the brain overall tbf, so to your specific question I'm inclined to say yes

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