As parents, we always want to make sure that we are making the best decision about our children's lives, especially when it comes to allowing them to watch television. Although children learn from watching educational shows but television plays a
Vrinda R is a Speech Language Pathologist and is currently the Founder Director and CEO of Mazhavil Center for Speech Therapy (Kakkand, Kochi) and also a consultant SLP at Vimukthi special school. Today, she is sharing her expert knowledge on how
So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about
Parenting is a continuous job and our minds are constantly working on how to raise our kids. Sometimes mothers and fathers agree on a matter, and sometimes they do not. If you have a toddler at home, one discussion in
Cartoons are considered the safest and appropriate entertainment for children even when they are alone at home. But the recent research on violent cartoons has changed our perception. Three major effects on children have been proved by psychological research because of violence
Sure, it can have mind-numbing effects. And another study out of Iowa discovered children sleep more, do better in school, behave better and have additional health benefits when parents limit the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. But what that really means is you just have to use it sparingly. If you’re smart about it, and regulate the content, screen time can have a ton of positives: It’s an awesome bonding experience between friends, parents and children. It saves car-rides and Saturday mornings; and if you pick the right shows, you can actually learn something. On top of all this, surgeons who play videogames make 37% fewer mistakes! 37 percent! So lose the guilt, break out the controllers, and treat your family to a little bit of (well-regulated, appropriately-themed) screen time tonight. We think screen time is not always bad because-
1. PARENTS NEED A BREAKEven if you plop down and enjoy a show with them, screen time acts as an oasis of rest, saving the mental health of every single parent out there. If turning on a movie or show for a little bit can totally captivate them so you can recharge, it’s worth it.
2.VIDEOGAMES CAN BENEFIT THE BRAIN
6. SCREEN TIME CAN BE EDUCATIONAL
7. WE CAN SLEEP IN!
- 8. SCREEN TIME CAN BE SOCIAL