How much screen time is too much…well if you’re a parent your child might already be getting too much according to Dr. Paul Preston of the North East LHIN.

Preston wrote a health care column titled “More Green Time and Less Screen Time” and says countless studies are calling on parents to keep the time in front of the flashing lights limited.

Preston says over-use causes increased behavioral problems, decreased early reading and math skills, difficulty with isolation and increased obesity and sleep problems.

He says sometimes the evidence is out in the open.

Preston says families should create a screen time policy.

He says parents can learn more at the Canadian Paediatric Society website which features guidelines for TV and tablet limits.

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