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Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together?

The answer: More than you might think.

The amount of time kids spend in front of screens — on computers, tablets and smart phones — also plays a role, as do parenting styles in the home.

All of it can contribute to a child’s academic success, sleep problems, emotional stability, focus, and behaviors commonly linked to ADHD, a new study shows.

In the Learning Habit Study, researchers used an online survey to gather data from families with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade to look at connections between family time, parenting styles, and screen time with a range of child behaviors.

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