Are Handheld Devices Hurting Our Children?

How many hours in the day are your children in front of a screen? Here are the guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics for the recommended time of exposure:

Infants up to two years old: Zero exposure to technology

From ages 3-5 years: One hour per day

From ages 6-18 years: Two hours per day

If your kids are using technology more than this, take a look at this. Cris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist, has reviewed the studies that link delayed development, sleep deprivation, obesity and mental illness, among other issues, to overuse of technology. See her list of

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12