We know screen time for young kids is bad.
Did you know it causes negative growth in language, literacy, and cognitive development?
There are a myriad of reasons for why dependent minors should not have unfettered access to their own smartphones. Although that should be a foregone conclusion for any rational parent, consider this recent study that showed the brain scans of 3-5 year olds who used screens for more than one hour each day without parent involvement. They actually produce lower levels of development in white brain matter.
White matter is critical to the development of language, literacy, and cognitive development. When these three functions of the brain are diminished hang onto your hat when your child gets into the teen years! Because that is when these 3 functions most impact the actions that can manifest as long terms regrets.
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