The Brightside: Managing Kids And Screen Time
Spending too much time on screens can limit face-to-face social interactions, which are crucial for the development of social skills and emotional intelligence. It can disrupt sleep patterns, effect their ability to focus, reduce their physical activity, not to mention the risk of addiction due to the dopamine hits provided highly engaging apps and programs.
We are here to help you navigate the storm and avoid those end of screen time melt downs.
Here are five simple tips you can implement in your home to help establish healthy screen time habits for children:
1. Set Clear Limits:
Here are the general guidelines for screen use based on age:
- For children aged 2-5 years of age - no more than one hour per day.
- For children aged 5-17 years, limit sedentary recreational screen time to no more than two hours per day.
2. Lead by Example:
3. Designate Screen-Free Zones:
4. Educate on Content:
5. Encourage Outdoor Activities:
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