Some pretty strong language to parents from the doctors, who take care of their children…the American Academy of Pediatrics. They warn parents that they should ban electronic media during mealtimes and at bedtime.
That’s major, as kids today are all but consumed with all kinds of media from television, videogames and music. And, let’s add to that texting, tweeting and facebooking.
This is not a moral judgment…rather one that is focused on the potential for serious health issues.
The Pediatric Association says excessive media use is associated with obesity, poor school performance, aggression and a lack of sleep. But, for many parents it’s going to require real tough love.
Can you take away your kid’s many media connections even for a few hours? No one says it will be easy, but it may be one of the best things you can do to help your kids.