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Toddlers and Television


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According to a new survey, nearly half of children age two and younger watch an average of two hours of TV per day. But the American Academy of Pediatrics just issued a policy saying parents should keep children under two as "screen-free" as possible, citing research that shows harmful effects on early development. How should parents tackle the challenge of limiting media exposure for infants and toddlers in this digital age?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Ari Brown, pediatrician and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy on television and kids under two years old
  • James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based non-profit which conducted the survey on media habits for kids up to eight years old
  • Jessica Gottlieb, parenting blogger based in Los Angeles
  • Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president of children's media for PBS

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