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Trouble with Screens

Posted by: Rhonda May 1, 2018

In an attempt to thwart the infiltration of screens into the lives of kids, many families and schools are going screen-free this week. Are you?

Regardless of “good” or “bad” programming, technology is attacking the foundation of healthy development for young children: interactive relationships with peers or caring adults. This is creating a generation who struggle with resilience, problem-solving, and basic social skills.

The increase of media in the lives of children, combined with fewer opportunities for play and interaction with others, feeds a troubling condition which Diane Levin characterizes as “Compassion Deficit Disorder”. There is a remedy. Read the article.