Have you seen this? The NY Post refers to screen time as “Digital Heroin”

January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays – and the serious lack of anything resembling a schedule – are over, the number one question I am getting from parents is, “What has happened? My daughter/son’s behavior has gotten so bad over the break! She/he has turned into a monster! Help!”



I want to share some science with you today – and this science is the real deal, folks. This isn’t overblown hype, but details about what is really happening to our kids brains while they are engrossed in electronics (the #1 gift item given to kids 3-years old and up for the 12th yearin a row).

“We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex – which controls executive functioning, including impulse control – in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that is raises dopamine levels – the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic – as much as sex.”

Read the full article on The NY Post to find out the ugly truth.

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Until next week, Be Wise!