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Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks, 01/30/18, 12:00PM CST

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When kids are enamored with their screens, that means they are not paying attention to something else. Sometimes that’s okay; sometimes it’s not. 

Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for parents to control.

And for sports parents, the questions must be asked: How does screen time actually affect my young athlete?