With Summer quickly approaching, many families will battle to try and figure out how to reduce their child’s screen time. This will be very difficult this year as children had to be engage online for hours a day doing distance learning. So how will we scale them back without the fight?
Parents’ Wishlist is a website that was built by a community of parents to share experiences and information to help other parents. Thewebsite includes many great resources and parenting guides. The blog we found very valuable to our members is “12 Ways to Reduce Screen Time for Your Kids”.
#1: Moderate Your Own Electronic Use
#2: Instill a No Screen During Meal Time Rule
#3: Pick Times or Days to Unplug
#4: Don’t Allow Screens in Your Child’s Bedroom
#5: Choose Toys and Activities that Inspire Their Imagination and reduce screen time
#6: Include Your Child in Daily House Chores
#7: Require Chores for Screen Time
#8: Read to Your Child Every Day
#9: Interact with Your Kids
#11: Use a Timer
#12: Encourage Exercise
Try out a couple of these tips to see what works for your family. For more information on how to incorporate screen reduction in your home continue reading Parents’ Wishlist guide “12 Ways to Reduce Screen Time for Your Kids“.
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