The evidence is compelling that less screen time and more personal interaction develops a child's brain for greater success in life.

The evidence is compelling that less screen time and more personal interaction develops a child’s brain for greater success in life.

Below is a fascinating TEDx talk from a pediatrician, researcher, and parent who is working to understand how technological over-stimulation of children affects their development and future success. Some of us recall that in the late 1950s and early 1960s, television was sometimes called an “electronic babysitter,” but even then it was said with disdain. We know that screen time for small children is harmful. We have always suspected this. Now we are amassing data to prove to ourselves that what we believe is harmful is in fact harmful. But the question remains: What will we do about it?

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