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Dangers of Screen Time in Kids - 6 Ways to Eliminate It

A new  study  in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found a direct association between screen time at ages 2 and 3 and development at 3 and 5. In fact, another recent  study  found that only 5% of U.S. children meet the recommended daily guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time use. How can we fix the problem? Vinay Saranga M.D. is a child psychiatrist and founder of  Saranga Comprehensive Psychiatry .  His advice for parents: -          Exercise daily : Children should have at least one hour of moderate exercise per day. Lack of physical activity in children is just one of the reasons obesity is an epidemic in America. Make exercise a family event by going on a walk or playing outdoors. Encourage your children to get involved with sports and activities. Take them to the local playground for a fun, free way to stay active.   -          Limit screen time:  Limit children to only two hours of screen time per day max. Keep in mind that many children are exceeding tha