LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - What are the effects of using the iPad as your children’s babysitter?
Clinical child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Victoria Dunckley joined us on Studio 11 LA to speak about the effects in the brain when children have too much electronic screen time.
Dunckley says screens can cause a stress response in a child, which can lead to changes in mood and attention.
If there are any benefits to screens, they are outweighed by the risks, Dunckley added.
After seeing dozens of kids with behavioral issues for no obvious reason, Dunckley used emerging scientific research and her own clinical experience to develop a four-week program to "reset the brain."
This reset means no electronics for the child and re-evaluate from there. Dunckley says children are usually sleeping better, playing more outside and behaving better across the board as a result.
Read more about Electronic Screen Syndome in her book Reset Your Child's Brain.