Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy - Love What Matters
Victoria L. Dunckley, MD is an integrative child and adult psychiatrist and the author of a book on resetting your child's brain through a four week "screen fast." She's found that when children struggle with attention issues, anger, depression, chronic irritation, nearly all benefit from an electronics break of at least a month.
"The electronic fast reduces or eliminates the need for medication while rendering other treatments more effective. Improved sleep, more exercise, and more face-to-face contact with others compound the benefits—an upward spiral! After the fast, once the brain is reset, the parent can carefully determine how much if any electronics use the child can tolerate without symptoms returning," Dunckley writes at Love What Matters. "Restricting electronics may not solve everything, but it’s often the missing link in treatment when kids are stuck."
She has a lot of detail here that's definitely worth checking out. Hop on over.