Frequently Using Digital Devices to Soothe Young Children May Backfire

December 12, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Presented by Health Lab

Technology is becoming a huge part of our lives. Mobile devices have become the tool of choice to aid parents in soothing a child’s temper tantrum, but will this approach be problematic in the future? Jenny Radesky, M.D., a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, warns against solely using mobile devices to settle a young child and suggests choosing a balanced approach, which will help the child avoid a technology addiction.

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