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No parent intentionally allows harm to come to their children. No parent willfully neglects their offspring…but their ignorance can cause irreversible changes that affect kids’ brains. Parents can control those changes. Namely, are you managing your kids’ use of electronic devices?
Well-documented research demonstrates that when kids are exposed to extensive use of smart phones, tablets, computer internet, social media, video games, TV and other electronics, their developing brains are short-circuited, sometimes permanently. Certainly, that isn’t something you would purposely allow.
Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids documents the research of Thomas Kersting, a high school counselor and therapist. Starting in 2009, his committee began receiving referrals for students newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Actual ADHD is usually diagnosed in children beginning at age five with the average age of diagnosis being eight years old. But these…
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