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Mobile device use for calming, emotional reactivity, executive functioning in young children

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study that included 422 parents and 422 children suggest that the frequent use of mobile devices for calming young children may displace their opportunities for learning emotion-regulation strategies over time; therefore, pediatric health care professionals may wish to encourage alternate calming approaches. 

Authors: Jenny S. Radesky, M.D., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.4793)

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