Media Moment: Dance Inspiration at a Very Young Age

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician, Media Moments.

Dear Reader, Welcome to August’s Media Moment! This month, Richard Chalfen, a CMCH Senior Scientist, shares a story about parents realizing that they need to increase their monitoring of their toddler’s media use. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives… Read more »

Is brexting (texting while breastfeeding) okay?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

Q: Does texting while breastfeeding affect how a mother bonds with her baby? ~ Connection Curious, on Twitter A: Dear Connection, This is yet another iteration of the most important question for parents in the Digital Age, one that will recur, in various forms, for both parent and child from infancy through adolescence. How do… Read more »

Effects of Media on Children under the Age of Two

Posted under Research Blog.

The effect of media on children under the age of two is a heavily researched topic that delves into the effects of media on the physical, social, and intellectual development of babies and toddlers. Here are some articles that cover this topic:   The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep in… Read more »