Strangers in Our Home: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan R. Johnson

Strangers in Our Home: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan R. Johnson

As a mother and a pediatrician who completed both a three-year residency in Pediatrics and a three-year subspecialty fellowship in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, I started to wonder: “What are we doing to our children’s growth and learning potential by allowing them to watch television and videos as well as spend endless hours playing computer […]

SpongeBob and Preschool Brains

SpongeBob and Preschool Brains spongebob and preschool brains

Parents may dote on the tragicomic adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants, but researchers say that that the cartoon’s fast-based scenes may make it harder for young children to pay attention and think. “I would not encourage parents of a 4-year-old boy to have him watch SpongeBob right before he goes in for his kindergarten readiness assessment,” […]

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