New research about screen exposure in children is important to be aware of but difficult to digest.
According to neuroimaging studies, excess screen time damages kids’ brains at the physical level. An article published in Psychology Today details the findings while psychiatrist Victoria L. Dunckley offers her professional insight. Dr. Dunckley is the author of Reset Your Child’s Brain, a how-to book for parents seeking help dealing with the consequences of screen time. While she may be biased on the subject, the research she summarizes in her Psychology Today article is worth a read.
Limiting children’s time in front of a screen not only maintains brain health but allows for more time outside. For further reading on this topic, check out our collection of more research and relatable articles on screen time.