Parents today are faced with the problem that children spend most of their leisure time staring at the screens of various electronic devices.
A mother concluded that limiting the time her five children spent in front of electronic screens was the best approach, and seven months later, the results were visible.
Researchers examined screen usage in children aged 3 to 5 and found some interesting and important facts.
It was found that children in this age group who spent more than one hour per day with screen-based devices had less development of white matter compared to children who spent less than one hour per day with machines.
This area of the brain is responsible for language processing and other cognitive functions.
This was the first study to show a link between decreasing brain structure and the time preschool-age children spend in front of electronic screens.
As a mother, writer, and blogger, Molly DeFrank extensively researched the effects of children’s screen time on their development online.
She concluded that spending too much time in front of a screen is unhealthy and decided to establish specific rules within her family to restrict this activity.
She introduced a policy limiting children to no more than one hour of screen time per day, the recommended maximum by several medical authorities.
Her children began taking books with them wherever they went, and as a direct result, her daughter improved her reading skills at school in just seven months.
She claimed that they will continue the screen detox because “the kids loved it,” and it was therefore important to them.
She strongly wishes that other parents treat their children just as responsibly.