Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendations for screen time for children. Their new recommendations move away from strict time limits and toward an expectation that families pay attention to the types and quality of media interactions that children are engaging in.
As Dr. Jenny Radesky shares:
“What’s most important is that parents be their child’s ‘media mentor.’ That means teaching them how to use it as a tool to create, connect and learn.”
Along with their new guidelines, the Academy has released a Family Media Plan tool to help families have conversations about media usage and to set healthy limits that align with their own values and needs. Learn more in the video below and consider how you can use this tool in your family conversations.