Screen time & Children

Screen time & Children

screenwide-420x0This is a fascinating article about how the child’s brain interprets screen time. It recently appeared in Psychology Today.

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Mental Wealth

 

Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.” That is, they’re agitated but exhausted. Because chronically high arousal levels impact memory and the ability to relate, these kids are also likely to struggle academically and socially.

To read the full article, click on the link. 

 

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