Whether it’s the end of the summer and the kids and parents find it hard to find activities to do or maybe it’s a need to set a schedule now for when the kids are back in school, telling TV and screen time “that’s enough” and finding ways to limit both needs to be a priority.
“Daddy, the doctor said no more than two hours of television a day,” my 6-year-old going on 12 says to her father yesterday. Apparently while giving me a chance to rest and get to feeling better, the television became an inactive part of the girl’s day. Or maybe my daughter was just sharing her knowledge with random comments that she heard days ago, and is just now processing and telling dad about. But she is right, there is too much television being watched in our house despite my best efforts to find other activities and to limit their TV time. So, what is a busy household to do to make sure that everyone knows the TV and technology rules and follows them?
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