Media Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Media and digital devices are an integral part of our world today. The benefits of these devices, if used moderately and appropriately, can be amazing. In our digital world it’s important to help our children learn healthy digital habits, and parents play an essential role in teaching these skills.

This article contains tips from the AAP to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape. Among their tips:

  • Create a family media use plan.
  • Be a good role model.
  • Avoid using technology as an emotional pacifier.
  • Set limits and allow space for tech-free times and face-to-face communication.
  • Remember kids will be kids! Handle errors with empathy and turn a mistake into a mentoring moment.

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