The 2020 pandemic has parents everywhere wondering….
How much screen time is too much?
The parks are all closed; play dates are cancelled; and it’s too hot to play outside. Looks like it’s time to watch a movie…again.
We’ve all been there. Even in our pre-COVID lives, parents sometimes just need a few minutes to cook, clean, or even take a shower. These are usually the times when we throw on a TV show or pull up Minecraft to give ourselves a few minutes of peace and quiet.
We know it’s unreasonable to suggest that you throw out all electronic devices, but how much screen time is too much? What about screen time for toddlers? And how do you enforce screen time limits when your 10-year-old is doing virtual school?
Read on for the recommendations by doctors and other parents on what is an appropriate amount of screen time for kids of any age.