The more we can do to help our kids to unplug, the better the quality of life will be for the whole household.
We all know that kids of this generation are spending more and more time looking at screens. Whether it’s TV’s, computers, smart phones, or tablets, the bottom line is that all screens can have essentially the same kinds of negative effects on our kids. Even though we know kids are spending a significant amount of time staring at screens, do we actually know how much time? Most importantly, are we really aware of all of the ways that “screen time” is impacting our kids?
1) Model the behavior
2) Creativity hour
3) Get outside
The more we can do to help our kids to unplug, the better the quality of life will be for the whole household. Try to limit screen time for kids to less than 2 hours per day if possible — keeping in mind that sometimes this may be difficult, particularly if there are school assignments that need to be done. Just remember, the more time kids spend “plugged in,” the less time they spend interacting with others and allowing their beautiful and creative minds to expand and grow.
— By Hasti Fashandi, ND (’14), resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
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