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Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

(HealthDay News) -- If you decide your children are spending too much time in front of the television, the University of Michigan Health System offers this advice for limiting kids' TV time:

  • Set rules about when TV is not allowed, such as during meals or homework.

  • Restrict TV to no more than two hours per day.

  • Don't allow your child to watch TV until homework and chores are finished. If your child is doing poorly in school, consider abolishing TV altogether.

  • Focus on conversation instead of television, and spend more time reading together.

  • Encourage physical activity and hobbies.

  • Don't use TV as a reward, punishment or babysitter.

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