CHILDREN AND TEENS
Increasingly technological lifestyles, babies spending unprecedented amounts of time restrained in seats and swings, and even masks covering our facial expressions, are blunting the amount of input children have with their environments and other people. The heavy reliance on screens has an ill effect on our nervous systems and lack of stimuli is harming development in ways we’ve never seen before. Addressing the deficit created by our modern culture will improve anxiety and depression, help young people achieve their potential, improve socialization, learning struggles, and more.
The long-term effects of technology are often overlooked in the lives of infants. From ventilators, to the use of infant swings, seats, and walkers, to baby toys incorporating tablets or other screen time, babies who have less “interference” in their development do better than those who had very little “tummy time” or other opportunities to move and develop their reflexes.