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Dr Dimitri Christakis

Still No Evidence That Touch Screens Are Good for Babies

Susan Linn | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science
Susan Linn

Dimitri Christakis, co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations to discourage screen time for children under 2, has changed his position. He did so based on what he frankly identifies as a "hunch" associated with development of the iPad.

Are You Parenting on Auto-Pilot?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

As parents, it is far too easy to place our brains -- and our kids -- on auto-pilot, especially where gadgets and media are concerned.

Preschoolers Can Learn Great Things From TV

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

When my first son was born six years ago, we had one television and one computer. Today, we have a smartphone, an iPad, a computer and a television. The screen choices continue to grow, and some of the stuff out there designed to delight our children is awesome. But not all of it.