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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? Should your 1-year-old have their own iPad? 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.


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