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"It’s known that kids [who] use more screen time tend to grow up in families that use more screen time. Kids who report five hours of screen time could have parents who use 10 hours of screen time. Put that together and there’s almost no time for them to interact with each other."

Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician and clinical researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Hutton is the lead author of a new study published this week in the journal JAMA, which said that children ages 3 to 5 years old who used screens more than the recommended one hour per day without parental involvement had lower levels of development in the brain’s white matter, as reported by TechWire