Two-Minute Warnings Don't Help Kids Transition Away From Screentime

by ParentCo. May 05, 2016

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New research shows that giving a child a “two-minute warning” before turning off a video game or TV show does not make it easier for a child to turn away from a screen. In fact, it makes it harder.

Julie Kientz, associate professor of human-centered design and engineering at the University of Washington and the paper’s senior author, said the researchers had a theory: maybe instead of easing a child’s transition away from screens, a two-minute warning prepares them to fight it.

Source: 'Two-Minute Warnings' Make Turning Off the TV Harder - The New York Times



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