Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Entertainment

June 21, 2012

TV increasingly used as babysitter, researcher says

Research suggests parents use screen to occupy kids so they can do other things

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations that there should be no screen-media viewing at all for children under age 2, and that for older children, parents should engage in viewing and interacting with their children about the program material.

Schlembach says she was interested in exploring parental attitudes about kids and screen time because she was interested in early childhood development and what role screen use plays in it.

Ultimately, Schlembach hopes health care providers will talk with parents about screen media time as part of their health checklist, and as part of efforts to educate parents about child development AAP recommendations.

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