Parents Rewarding Kids With Screen Time Make Their Addiction Worse

Study analyzes parenting practices

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Parents who reward their children’s good behavior with extra screen time can expect them to spend even more time online, warns new research.

It’s a well used modern-day parenting hack, but a study suggests rewarding your child with extra time on their iPad for good behavior may not be the best idea.

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Researchers found children whose screen time is controlled as a reward or punishment spend more time stuck in front of a screen overall than those children who are not disciplined in that manner.

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