Dr Kristy Goodwin

How much screen-time is healthy for my pre-schooler 2-5 years old?

One of the main ‘digital dilemmas’ facing modern parents today is, ‘How much screen-time is healthy and harmful for my child?’ Dr Kristy will share the current screen-time recommendations and also why we don’t need to obsess over ‘how much’ screen-time our kids accumulate each day. Instead, she’ll suggest other critical questions that parents and carers must ask to ensure that their little one’s device time is healthy and helpful and will give parents a no-fuss, easy-to-remember formula to calculate an appropriate screen-time limit for your child (so you can finally ditch the guesswork and guilt for good!)

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