Excessive Screen Use and Your Child — Is It Worth It?

Despite numerous warnings that too much time in front of any screen is bad for their child, an acquaintance still allowed their five-year-old son to have a smartphone, with seemingly unfettered and unmonitored access. “It keeps him quiet and entertained,” they said, but after witnessing said son loudly demand his phone so he can play Minecraft — right after their son said he had a huge headache — their conclusion seems doubtful, to say the least. The thing is though,

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