These new mindsets that parents inculcated in their parenting styles nowadays is very alarming.As early as two-year-old, kids are exposed to different devices mobile phones, iPads, tablets, gaming devices and not to mention TVs. Exposing kids at an early age on these devices have a negative impact on their cognitive abilities, psychological wellbeing and behavior as they grow older but there is little to no support of facts that no screen time at all is bad for young children’s over all wellbeing. Unfortunately, screen time limits are being abused either by the parents or by the child. Some parents would use screen time so that they could get some stuff done like household chores. On the other hand, kids are having a hard time getting off the screenonce they started something like playing games or watching silly videos on You Tube.The effects of too much screen time on kids will probably be seen as simple as being whiny, sulky, restless, short fused, frustration, and the most common temper tantrums. These symptoms are just tip of an iceberg or part of the bigger picture of the child’s interrupted growth and development. According to Dr. Aric Sigman, when very small children get hooked on tablets
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Tello 3and smartphones, they could unintentionally cause permanent damage to their still developing brains. The ability to focus, concentrate, lend attention, to sense other people’s attitudes and communicate with them and to build large vocabulary are harmed.Let us not pity our kids when they are the only ones who does not have these gadgets but let us pity them when they grow up to have a lower IQ because of our own doing. Kids nowadays are smart, they will catch up when its necessary for them to operate computers as part of their education. As parents let us be the role model to our children, we have to limit the time we spend on our mobile devices. Instead, we should take time to play, read and talk to our kids while they are still young. This is a war that every parent is battling in this technological era that we are in. Are you going to lose or win?
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