Last Updated: November 5, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Dr. Niall Geoghegan, PsyD. He specializes in Coherence Therapy and works with clients on anxiety, depression, anger management, and weight loss among other issues. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has 25 testimonials from our readers, earning it our reader-approved status.
The Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Time Management | Scholastic | Parents
There is no denying it. Kids — and their parents — are spending more and more time on screens than ever before. But what is the relationship between screen time and kids health? And should parents be worried?
What’s the Right Amount of Homework?
As adults, most of us are tethered to our phones. Children are now modeling that behavior and so it begs the question, how much is too much when it comes to screen time for kids? The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP says more study is needed to determine the cognitive and behavioral risks of too much screen time, particularly with babies, toddlers and pre-school age children. However, a small study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA showed significant impact on brain development when children between ages three to five years were exposed, unsupervised, to more than the amount of recommended screen time. Ameera Nauman has a pretty hard and fast rule -- no screens for her youngest patients who are under the age of two.