Hey, just wanted to say thanks, Dr. Hamblin. Can I call you, Jim? I love your magazine, and I really appreciate your bringing the issue of screen time to the attention of so many.
“The irresistible temptation to ‘play’ with guns…” That description was the opening statement on a TV trailer for Diane Sawyer’s documentary on children and guns in the home. When my boys were small, I was adamant that we would not have toy guns in the house. I wanted my kids to know that guns were […]
When one of the Facebook parents sent me the following video clip, she was careful to say, “watch it to the end. You’ll never guess that it’s a commercial selling something.” And so I watched… all the way to the end. SPOILER alert, if you haven’t clicked the start button. Go ahead and do it […]
I used to think that when doctors diagnose a virus with its name, it was more helpful to parents. RSV is a good example. Respiratory Syncytial Virus a one that often settles in the chest causing bronchiolitis. There’s a test for it, and like many viral infections, the treatment is the same whether you and […]
I am very interested in the impact of media on our children’s health and wellbeing, and I admit it: I always make time to pitch my ideas about screen time during check-up visits, but there are so many topics to cover and in a very limited time, as parents well know. It goes without saying that […]
I’m really interested in the best data to back up the many ideas that are emerging about media influence in parenting. When the AAP Council on Communication and Media (a committee on which I sit) said in 2011, “No screen time for kids under two… “ I knew which of my patients would see that […]