Study suggests fussy children watch more TV than other kids

Global News

Parents are increasingly being told to limit their children’s screen time, especially as everyday activities become more involved with digital products.

And a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics backs up the decision to limit screen time. The study suggests fussy children, infants and toddlers, typically watch more TV or videos than other children.

Dr. Elaine Schulte with the Cleveland Clinic was not involved with the research but says the study serves to emphasize that parents should not use media, TV or videos as a “pacifier.”

“We know that kids who are exposed to more media, early in life are more likely to have speech and language problems, which leads to reading problems and learning problems,” she said. “Interestingly, the kids (in this study) who were less likely to be able to self-regulate had more exposure to media.”

Dr. Michael Cohen, a developmental psychologist in the United States however…

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