CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich argues that playing with cell phones at such young age may “stifle creativity and socialization because they feed words and images rather than encourage imagination.”
Dr. Rich reminds parents that at this young age, learning shapes and letters comes in second place after socialization, which is the number-one developmental goal for that age group.
When it comes to dealing with childhood obesity, CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich
recommends parents to focus on the positive and argues that physical activity should be focused on health and fitness, and not on losing weight.
According to Dr. David Bickham , Staff Scientist at CMCH and co-author of the study, adult entertainment deals with issues that adults face, including sexuality. Dr. Bickham argues that children learn from the media, and when they watch media with sexual references and innuendos, our research suggests they are more likely to engage in sexual activity earlier in life.
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