I couldn't agree more, Limba and Bill. How long have tablets been around? It has only been a couple of years since they have gone mainstream. It is far too premature to even suggest "lifelong" effects. There hasn't been enough time to conduct proper double-blind studies to make such claims! Remember when eggs and consumable cholesterol, saturated fats was bad and sugar was fine? There are too many variables to make such presumptions. Life is short, and it's all about balance... And to those who disagree that ANY screen time is detrimental (and scoff at the possibility that any of it could be beneficial), think about the future and where it's going. Technology is at the forefront of every known discipline. Best of luck to you.