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Screen Dependency Disorder Is Real, and It Damages Your Child’s Brain

We always stress the importance of limiting screen time for kids here at SmartParenting.com.ph. The updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend a maximum of one hour screen time a day for kids ages 2 to 5 years old. Babies below 18 months should avoid it altogether.

Various studies have shown that excessive use of screen can hurt children, from sleep problems and difficulties with communication to socialization and brain development. Now, new research has claimed that prolonged gadget use can lead to “Screen Dependency Disorder.”

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