Caregivers & New Guidelines for Screen Time for Kids

The Academy for Pediatrics just released new guidelines for digital exposure for children.

CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The academy now recommends that for children 2 to 5 years of age, screen time should be limited to one hour per day. For kids ages 6 and older, parents can determine the restrictions for time spent using screen, as well as monitor the types of digital media their children use.

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Babies are most vulnerable to screens. Infants aged 18 months and younger should not be exposed to any digital media, the academy says. For parents with infants, cutting off technology completely can be challenging. But banning screen time for babies is hugely important for brain development and healthy parent-child connections,

Parents across the country wonder how they can control screen time for their children when they are taken care of in daycare centers, with babysitters or even with family. They all want the best for their children and the choices are not easy to make.

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