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Quick Tip_Screen Time

Limit Screen Time

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TV’s, computers, phones, tablets, gaming devices. Screens of all shapes and sizes compete for our kids’ attention. In fact, children today spend as many as seven hours a day in front of a screen!

It may be hard to avoid, but excessive screen time can lead to difficulty sleeping, anxiety or attention disorders, and even obesity.

Here are a few simple tips to put all that media to good use without overdoing it:

  • Limit screen time to two hours per day. Children under 2 should have no screen time at all.
  • Create screen-free zones in the house and avoid having TV’s or computers in kids’ bedrooms.
  • Set a good example by limiting screen exposure for yourself.
  • Schedule screen-free family game nights and outings.
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