December 16, 2022

Giving your child a screen may hinder emotional regulation, study says. Here’s what to do instead

“If your go-to strategy is to distract them or get them to be quiet by using media, then this study suggests that is not helping them in the long term,” said Jenny Radesky, associate professor of pediatrics, whose research shows that pacifying tantrum-throwing kids with a digital device takes away a teaching moment and reinforces that big displays of difficult emotions are effective ways to get what they want.