Since it’s not realistic to get rid of technology completely, how can you make the most of the technology time you and your child get? Model healthy technology habits and use the 3Ts!
Identify how and how much technology you use and look for opportunities to cut back to set a good example for your child.
In those moments when your child is enjoying screen time, be an active participant. Tune In to what is holding his attention and Talk More about it. Encourage him to Take Turns and make it a conversation. The more turns your child takes, the more he learns.
Technology and your child’s brain
While we know technology is here to stay, we don’t yet know the long-term impacts of too much technology on children. As researchers continue to study this important issue, here’s what we know about the short-term effects:
What can you do to manage technology use in your family?
We know that young children learn best from human interaction. They learn best from YOU. This is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting screen time:
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