We’ve all done it.
It’s too noisy. It’s too wild. It’s too stressful. We need a mommy break, so we turn on the television and plop those crazy little people in front of the screen so they will be contained and occupied.
Let the big black box babysit for a while – Mommy needs to catch her breath.
We don’t like to admit it, but when the going gets tough, the television (or computer) saves the day.
The problem that comes from using the television as a regular babysitter is that we and our children become dependent on the feeling of being entertained. It is a fine line between a healthy use of screen time and an unhealthy use of screen time.