There is a growing but completely inconclusive literature about young children and screens. I have nothing to add to that debate.
What I can say is that I honestly do not understand when people write things like this: “For those who, like me, often resort to screens to distract children long enough to get dinner ready or siblings dressed, the news isn’t good.”
You need to resort to screens to make dinner or dress your children? I ... uh ... really? This is a bit like saying that you needed to use your refrigerator in order to start your car. I do not see it. Do I and all my acquaintances just have remarkably well-behaved children or is this writer just spouting off?