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Parents should let go of guilt over screens, an expert explains

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The intersection of kids and screen time is causing quite a stir among parents, experts, and even the US Surgeon General (who wants social media apps labeled) these days. A recent study focused on parental guilt over letting their kids use screens more than developmental psychologists say they should. The data reveals that parents who feel guilty about their kids’ screen use are more stressed and less likely to report positive relationships with their kids. The study also suggests that it’s important to take a closer look at the science behind claims about the negative impact of screens, as some studies show correlation but not causation.