I admit, I feel a little defensive about my son's screen time. Letting your child play online, iPad, iPhone, and iDunnowhatelse electronic games and videos these days is up there with letting them eat sugar and food dyes. It's one of the great eeeeevillllls of parenting. I see parents handing their kids screens big and small all the time, and yet, we all claim to have "limits" and we always have a perfectly good excuse for allowing it just this once.
What if we just relaxed and stopped treating screen time like a poison we reluctantly dole out to our kids? What if there were evidence that it's not even as bad as we've been led to believe? What if screen time maybe, possibly, shockingly, teaches our kids something?