Screen Time Syndrome: Brain images explain why kids are moody, impulsive & can’t pay attention

Screen time, in its multiple forms, will be part of your children’s lives at some point. But parents must ask themselves how early and to what extent? Digest the information below on screen time, even though it might feel ...

New Findings Add Twist to Screen Time Limit Debate

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had suggested a limit of two hours a day of TV for children and teens. But after screen time started to include phones and tablets, these guidelines needed an update. So last year, the ...

Tackle screen use through parent-child relationship

As Singapore develops into a smart nation, it is perhaps inevitable that our children become increasingly connected to online media, making it challenging for us to monitor them all the time. Taking a step back, we might find that ...

Commentary: Why excessive gaming is a mental health condition

The World Health Organisation’s recognition of gaming disorder as a mental health disorder paves the way for other Internet-related disorders to become recognised as distinct health disorders, says Financial Times’ Anjana ...

Commentary: When should children be allowed to have their own mobile phones

Is age a good gauge for when to give a child a phone? We all know the pros and cons of having a phone – the convenience of being able to contact your children versus the danger of falling into different forms of cyber addiction. So how ...

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

Kids are are still on their enviable, long winter break, and most of them will end up spending some extra time in front of screens.

A simple way to make learning easier for many children: eyeglasses

I started wearing glasses when I was 10. I remember having difficulty seeing things at distance, including the teaching board in class.

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S.

Smartphones are damaging this generation’s mental health

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

Why Are Kids Impatient, Bored, Friendless and Entitled?

In her practice, my friend Victoria Prooday, OT is seeing something so widespread and alarming that I asked if I could share her thoughts.