Everywhere you look, there they are. iPhones, iPads, video games, e-readers. The list keeps getting bigger and bigger. Not a day goes by when I don’t see a child staring down at their parents’ phone while walking down our office hallway to their exam room. Teenagers are looking at their phone while I’m trying to have a conversation with them during their checkup. Phones are pinging with text messages and voicemails. What are we to do?
Parents may feel that they are fighting a losing battle against media and their kids. Help is on the way! The American Academy of Pediatrics has a great article about helping children develop a healthy relationship with media. Find out how here.