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Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

Source: NPR

If you’re constantly on the fence about whether too much iPad time is harmful for your baby, there’s a new study out from Seattle Children’s researcher Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis that may surprise you. Christakis, whose speciality is studying the effect of media on children, thought at one point that media use by babies and toddlers was detrimental to their learning. However, after doing more research, he’s changed his mind. This comes as surprising news, because Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, is the co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2011 guidelines that do not advise media use by toddlers younger than 2-years-old.

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