Giving Children Too Much Screen Time May Hinder Their Emotional Regulation: Study

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An increased use of mobile devices to calm down young children could hinder their emotional regulation, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “Using mobile devices to settle down a young child may seem like a harmless, temporary tool to reduce stress in the household, but there may be long term consequences if it’s a regular go-to soothing strategy” said lead author Jenny Radesky in a statement. “Particularly in early childhood, devices may displace opportunities for development of independent and alternative methods to self-regulate” she added.