Dr. Michael Rich, pediatrician for the Children’s Hospital in Boston, suggests to first assign time for all of the essential activities such as sleep, meals, family time, school and physical activities. Once these daily routines are instilled, then screen time can be recognized. When allocated into the daily schedule, It is important to keep a screen time goal in mind and be mindful that it is not an electronic babysitter. Sharing screen time as a family also promotes healthy experiences.
Dr. Michael Rich, also known as the Mediatrician, answers media related questions to parents every week on his blog: Ask the Mediatrician. His insight, articles and information are also posted in the Center on Media and Child Health.
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