FAM­ILY TIES

The Advertiser - - WEEKEND EXTRA - YOUR GUIDE - DR JUSTIN

IN A 2018 sur­vey, half of par­ents ques­tioned be­lieved smart­phone use neg­a­tively af­fected their child’s men­tal health. Al­most half felt their child was ad­dicted.

They are right. Study af­ter study points to screen time as a sig­nif­i­cant pre­dic­tor of de­creased men­tal health in young peo­ple. And par­ents in­stinc­tively know this.

Our kids aren’t them­selves – they might get de­spon­dent,

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