I know this is going to sound like my dad, but when I was a kid watching too much TV would have made me go blind. Well, kids can now stare at screens with no problems.

Your kid always wants to stare at screens.  You're afraid the screen time is turning their brain into a melted pile of garbage . . . but sometimes, you just don't have the energy to argue about it anymore.

According to the Daily Mail, you've accidentally been doing the right thing.

A new study out of the University of Oxford in England found that it's actually GOOD for your teenager to stare at a cell phone, computer, iPad, TV, or video game for SEVERAL hours a day.

The researchers found that the ideal amount of screen time for a teenager is four hours and 17 minutes a day.

That gives them plenty of time to feel connected to the world and to their friends . . . to develop new skills . . . and to feel generally happier and more content.

But the researchers say that four hours and 17 minutes really SHOULD be the max every day . . . because after that, all the screen time CAN start to have a negative effect on their brains.

[via: Daily Mail]