– The American Academy of Pediatrics advises zero screen time for children under two years old and a limit of two hours a day for those between the ages of 3 to 18. On the other hand it seems that, until today, few recommendations were made for parents’ screen time! An oversight amended by Catherine Steiner-Aidar, a psychologist and author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.”

– Steiner-Aidar’s research shows that children feel disconnected from their distracted parents who compulsively check their email and social media. Children have the impression of being less important than the digital devices that intensely hold their parents’ attention. Some kids even labelled their parents “hypocritical” for spending more time with screens than with their offspring.



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