Too Much Screen Time Can Lead to Later Addictions in Children

Too Much Screen Time Can Lead to Later Addictions in Children
If you have little kids -- 4- 5- and 6-year-olds -- attached to tablets, that system in their brain that's getting rewarded over and over again can definitely lead to later life addictions

“That scares me,” Mesa mom Rachel Auer said.

She said her kids, ages 3 and 4, use their tablets every day. It’s not at all unusual for families today.

“It’s a pretty big part of their lives,” she said. “Most of the time they use it when mommy need a break.”

She often uses that “break” to tackle household chores.

“When I first started using electronics, I thought it was absolutely awesome because I got a lot done,” she explained. “But then what I would find, [with] my little guy especially, he would cry a lot if he got it taken away or if he wasn't able to use it when we were using it.”
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  1. It is crucial for parents and grandparents to have this information. We all want what’s best for children, so everyone needs to know that we are potentially harming them when we allow them to spend so much time with tablets and cell phones. It behooves all of us to share this information widely. The message has been out there for quite some time but most families do not seem to be getting it.


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