Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?
Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?

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  • Developmental progress in infancy and childhood is heavily reliant on parent-child interactions.
  • Excessive smartphone use by parents can lead to distress in young children and discourage them from exploring their surroundings.
  • Children can act out when they feel as though they're competing with technology for their parents' attention.

Sleeping with a smartphone can disrupt your child’s sleep
Sleeping with a smartphone can disrupt your child’s sleep

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  • Children who sleep with a smartphone or tablet in their room get less sleep and report feeling less well-rested than those who don’t.
  • Having a TV in the bedroom also contributed to less sleep, but had less effect than a small screen device.
  • Sleep plays an important role in a child’s mental and physical development.

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