Here’s an interesting article that answers that question and provides four great tips for parents.
"Research by the National Sleep Foundation and other researchers has shown that using technology right up to bedtime interferes with getting a good night's sleep. Children and teens are supposed to get at least eight hours a night and many organizationsrecommend nine hours a night as optimal for a healthy learning brain. One culprit in a bad night's sleep is technology..."
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I remember the days when we had an Apple LC computer (remember those?) with a silly game about settling out west on our computer in the lobby. As a staff we debated if the computer was really a good things for kids to keep them occupied versus interacting as they sat and waited for their counseling appointments. We would prefer kids to be talking or reading every time. But, that old computer in the corner was like a magnet. They’d climb into the wagon and do their best to avoid rocks and outlaws coming after them on their trek west. READ MORE Read More