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Thank you for this. I proudly participated in the screen-free week along with wife and children. As a parent, I was unaware of the fact that excessive screen-time harms child development, till about a year back. Basis my own research into this topic, I also learnt that from an early childhood learning perspective, children cannot learn from screens and electronic media as well as they learn from human caregivers. Despite the great strides that we have made in technology, there is still no substitute for human interaction. Please read this blog: https://iraparenting.com/school-ready/screen-time-kids-experts-say/
I do concur. Gone are the days when conversations used to be normal. Gone are the days when people used to talk face to face instead of talking via the phone while still in the same room. People skills have gravely been affected. The confidence of our young generation has been dented as people tend to prefer texting to face to face conversation. We need to reboot and revert back to the normal ways of conversing before it is too late.
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