Screen Time for Me time
As a busy mother of children aged 6 and 8 and working full time, and, I find that my children spend WAY too much time on their electronic devices. They each have a tablet and the family video game console and then in the evening they are ALWAYS asking, "Can we watch a family movie?" These devices can be life saving while trying to prepare a meal, or work on a project, or complete some extra work around the house. Turns out, I am not alone.
Turns out, all this screen time has real implications on children.
Basically, too much time on electronic devices actually changes the brains of children impacting the ability for executive function.
Also, screen time is sedentary time, placing children at risk for a host of other health implications.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC
What Can Be Done