The Upside to Screen Time

by Dulles Moms | January 20, 2021 11:43 am


By Jessica Grose, The New York Times


My 8-year-old daughter started writing stories this year in Google Docs. They are thousands of words long, and my favorite one includes both a full brisket recipe and a murder mystery. She experiments with fonts, looks up synonyms, and thinks about the plot even when she’s away from the computer.

I don’t think she would be doing any of this if not for our virtual pandemic year.

While I don’t want to sugarcoat the experience — so many children, especially children without access to computers and high-speed internet, are struggling — I do want to point out that there are upsides to online life, and some experts agree.

With the caveat that there is not reliable research on long-term outcomes of this grand experiment, one positive outcome is…more[1]

Read More[2]

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Endnotes:
  1. more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/parenting/kids-screen-time-benefits-covid.html
  2. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/parenting/kids-screen-time-benefits-covid.html
  3. Teens Who Spend More Time in Extracurricular Activities & Less Time in Front of Screens Have Better Mental Health: https://dullesmoms.com/teens-extracurricular-activities/
  4. Children Persist Less When Parents Take Over: https://dullesmoms.com/children-persist-less/

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