Is Modern Technology Affecting Our Children’s Neurological Development?
In a recent Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics article, the authors emphasized the importance of educating parents about the use of modern technology as it pertains to their children’s healthy lifestyle development.
The article acknowledges that technology is an important tool for education and communication, and that academics are embracing technology for teaching children. However, the authors also concluded that “normal, everyday life experiences (play) are actually better than getting to experience everything in the world through the screen of a computer / tablet. They concluded that everyday sensory experiences (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and movement) stimulate our children’s nervous system thus balancing both brain and nerve flow function.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also states that overuse of media has been associated with aggressive behaviors, attention issues, obesity, and sleep difficulties in preschool and school aged children. In particular, sleep studies have shown that although parents perceive a televised program to be a calming sleep aid, some programs actually increase bedtime resistance, delay the onset of sleep, and shorten sleep duration. Specifically, in children under 3 years, television viewing is associated with irregular sleep patterns. Poor sleep habits have adverse effects on mood, behavior, and learning. The AAP policy statement emphasized the importance of unstructured, unplugged play in allowing a child’s mind to grow, problem solve, and developing age appropriate reasoning skills. Families are encouraged to play and also sit down and read to their children.
Along with the traditional chiropractic approaches that balance the nervous system, Loving Chiropractic & Wellness Center also practice a unique instrument approach that combines the proven Impulse, ArthroStim, and VibraCussor that improve the health of our patients without the twisting or popping of their spine. We are able to help children, adolescents, and adults with this painless and totally safe procedure.
Affordable care — Loving Chiropractic & Wellness Center of Stuart wants to help you and your loved ones achieve better health. We understand that health care costs are expensive and may put a burden on your family. At our center we pride ourselves in exceptional care at an affordable price. We have family payment plans and accept most insurances including Medicaid. We have never had a patient who was serious about getting their health back that we could not work out the money factor.