The Screen As Babysitter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dr. Jenny Radesky, a pediatrician and researcher at Boston Medical Center, has been studying how parents use screens with kids, and what all that screen time might mean for young children. Her latest study, published in the journal Pediatrics this week, finds that fussy kids are spending more time in front of screens.


Jenny Radesky

Comments [11]

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Apr. 21 2014 07:57 AM

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

Apr. 21 2014 07:46 AM

Being "present" is more than just being in the same room.

Apr. 17 2014 02:58 PM
Rosa from NYC

When is Brian comming back? I am turning radio off. We miss you, Brian!

Apr. 17 2014 11:39 AM

Agree with dboy, Manoush Zomorodi is difficult to listen -- constantly interrupting callers and experts, overly effusive--really hope she doesn't fill in again.

Apr. 17 2014 11:24 AM

It's ok to be bored.

In fact there are studies that being bored is essential to creativity, it stimulates…THINKING!

There is no substitute for parent FACE TIME with ALL it's difficulties!!

Apr. 17 2014 11:20 AM

HEY! I got an idea…how about PARENTING!?!?

Oh, wait…theres an app for that!

never mind.

Apr. 17 2014 11:17 AM
Laura from New Providence, NJ

I just happened to tune in - can't call because I am at work, but had to comment. My first child did not really see TV until she was about 18 months old (also colicky, but we never watched TV). My second however, was put in front of the TV very early for extended hours - and at 18, she cannot fall asleep without the TV going - or now, without her computer open with video running. She has a lot of trouble sleeping.
I truly wish I had known this back then, and I want to make it clear that this has long term affects on a child.

Apr. 17 2014 11:17 AM

…8 month old TECH VICTIM?!?!?


Apr. 17 2014 11:16 AM

THIS is PAINFUL, listening to this from Manoush "Tech Apologist" Zomorodi.

This is NOT the first or only recent study indicating screen time is detrimental to a child (or the rest of us, for that matter).

Apr. 17 2014 11:13 AM
Joyce from NYC

Excuse me ---- THEY GOT A GRANT FOR THIS ?????????????????????????????

Apr. 17 2014 11:12 AM

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