Screen Time Guidelines for Your Child

There are healthy screen time limits for children, and they do vary with age. “Technology is a great resource for learning and entertainment,” said Dr. Sapna ShahPediatrician at ARC Anderson Mill in this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute. “However, too much screen time can increase anxiety and depression, and can lead to behavioral problems.”

ARC Pediatrics follows the guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics in regard to screen time limits for children. Dr. Shah addresses the limits for younger children in this podcast. Ultimately, she says, “The key is to ensure your child has healthy sleeping, eating, and playing habits.”

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Shah, call ARC Anderson Mill at 512-250-5571 or go online on ARC website.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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