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Stop Branding All “Screen Time” a Brain-Rotting Time-Suck That Only Bad Moms Allow their Kids

Let Grow’s Executive Director, Tracy Tomasso, is sick of all the mom-shaming when it comes to screen time. As if “screen time” is just one thing.

As the mom of a 5-year-old who uses a screen to do everything from learn about reptiles to Zoom with friends (and, okay, mainline Paw Patrol), Tracy’s sick of the unthinking equation: Screen time = bad.

“We wouldn’t think to demand our children spend less time reading, looking at photo albums, or finding out what frogs eat.” Yes, get off it some time. Of course! But the screen is a door, not a drain.

Read Tracy’s great — and reassuring essay — by clicking here. (And obviously you are on a screen, getting wiser by the minute! So you are living proof that screen time is not inevitably a waste!)


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