My husband and I have a zero screen time policy for our daughter. This decision was based on a lot of compelling evidence about the negative affects TV and videos can have on early childhood brain development. But, when baby goes to bed...we are all about screen time for Mommy and Daddy! Are we total hypocrites? Is this going to bite us in the butt later? Will our daughter be an outcast because she's not keeping up with the Joneses of the screen world?
- American Academy of Pediatrics' stance on screen time: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Where-We-Stand-TV-Viewing-Time.aspx
- How TV affects the brains of young children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2SdEpHjrjw
- Real-life strategies for reducing children's screen time: http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/resource/real-life-strategies-reducing-children%E2%80%99s-screen-time
- JoAnn Deak's long talk about brain development in the first 5 years of life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLgQayNMYI
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