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my daughter is 51/2 years she will see mobile how to control

my daughter is 51/2 years she will see mobile how to control

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what should i do for gaining weight for my 6 months old girl her weight is 6.5 kg. plz suggest me s....

what should i do for gaining weight for my 6 months old girl her weight is 6.5 kg. plz suggest me some food recipes.

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Thank you for writing to us. I would request you to post this to the nutrition expert. We have a Nutrition expert. 2018-09-11 15:01:42
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my 3 years old daughters. some times become very cranky for mobile

my 3 years old daughters. some times become very cranky for mobile

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It is ok if she gets cranky. Allow her to have her tantrum. When she calms down talk to her. EXplain why you have rules and why are you imposing them. 2018-09-11 15:03:23
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I hope you are aware that the mobile phone affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones. 1. It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. 2. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. 2018-09-11 15:04:02
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My son is 3 and a half. He loves to check out cartoons and also information preschoolers content on....

My son is 3 and a half. He loves to check out cartoons and also information preschoolers content on my tab. The time spent on it is high . I distract him with coloring and with games but he says he can play games on mobile. I ordered flintobox for him and am waiting it's outcome when he gets it.

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I hope you are aware that the mobile phone affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones. 1. It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. 2. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. 2018-09-11 15:05:41
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3. Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. 4. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise. 2018-09-11 15:06:11
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6. Don’t hand over the tabs or phones and ask them to browse for something they would need. Instead browse on their behalf and take out the website/game they want to use. 7. Appreciate them when they show restraint. Give them stars or stickers. When they collect five stars or stickers for their good behaviour reward them appropriately. 8. Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules. 9. Never bribe them using the phone as a reward. 2018-09-11 15:06:44
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my 4 years old daughter is very addicted to mobile. she doesn't like watching tv. i give her mobile....

my 4 years old daughter is very addicted to mobile. she doesn't like watching tv. i give her mobile while feeding because otherwise she does not sit in one place to eat. inpite of all this she will keep food in her mouth for so long. please help me to stop all this. noe it is so much that she says she wants the mobile to have her food.

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Firstly I hope you are aware that the mobile phone affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones. 2018-09-11 15:07:56
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10. It is best not to use the phone during meal times. Both parents and children need to keep phones off limits. Keep a gift box. Pile the phones into the box during meal time Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules. 2018-09-11 15:08:52
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She will cry for sometime, she may not eat. it is ok. She will ask for food whenshe is hungry. 2018-09-11 15:09:29
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my daughter finds that mobile is the only thing that is ment for her.....i work part time so when i....

my daughter finds that mobile is the only thing that is ment for her.....i work part time so when i am not there it is easy for evryone to give her mobile and make her calm and sit at one place.....whenever i m with her i seldom let her use phone.....sometimes she cries and i let her...sometimes i just divert her attention....plz provide useful tips

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Hi Prachi. Good to hear from you again. 2018-09-11 15:10:32
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I am glad that you restrict the usage when you are around. It is very good 2018-09-11 15:10:56
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You could seek the support of the other caregivers/family members on how much time you want her to use the phone. Give specific time limit- one episode of rhymes or songs or tom and jerry. Or one game of angry birds etc. 2018-09-11 15:12:25
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Enrol her in some activiites like art/craft to restrict timeat home when you arent around 2018-09-11 15:13:27
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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. 2018-09-11 15:14:19
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Appreciate them when they show restraint. Give them stars or stickers. When they collect five stars or stickers for their good behaviour reward them appropriately.Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules 2018-09-11 15:14:38
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Introduce her to board games/ books so as to involve her when you take away the phone 2018-09-11 15:15:15
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There are some parental control apps that you can install in all thep honesshe has access to! 2018-09-11 15:16:02
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mine show tantrums that without mobile she will not eat become cranky get bored soon when im busy....

mine show tantrums that without mobile she will not eat become cranky get bored soon when im busy with my chores spl wen rel are at home she does mischief so last option is to gv mobile and keep her silent

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Firstly I hope you are aware that the mobile phone affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones. 2018-09-11 15:16:44
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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. 2018-09-11 15:17:06
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Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise. 2018-09-11 15:17:30
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Never bribe them using the phone as a reward. 2018-09-11 15:17:49
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It is best not to use the phone during meal times. Both parents and children need to keep phones off limits. Keep a gift box. Pile the phones into the box during meal time Once you take away the phones keep another activity ready for children. They have to be kept engaged and also to distract them away from phone. Here indoor or outdoor games/ activities can be used. 2018-09-11 15:18:25
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It is completely OK if you decide not to give a phone. In fact it is the best decision. It is ok if they cry. Move away. Come back when your child is calmer and explain 2018-09-11 15:19:06
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Hi My son is 6 years old. He loves watching cartoon on tv. He is also fond of playing games on mobil....

Hi My son is 6 years old. He loves watching cartoon on tv. He is also fond of playing games on mobile. I want to change his habit of watching mobile and tv. Please give me suggestions. There is no child of his age near my house. So he cant play outdoor games. He always kerp on saying "Hum bore ho re mummy". Please suggest any solution for the same.

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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. 4. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise. 2018-09-11 15:21:03
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Appreciate them when they show restraint. Give them stars or stickers. When they collect five stars or stickers for their good behaviour reward them appropriately. Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules. 2018-09-11 15:21:39
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Once you take away the phones keep another activity ready for children. They have to be kept engaged and also to distract them away from phone. Here indoor or outdoor games/ activities can be used. Inculcate reading habit. Enrolling in sports related/ martial art/ fine arts/ art/craft etc. will keep them occupied and leave them very limited time for phone use. 2018-09-11 15:22:13
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Phone is not the answer to boredom. Take him to nearby parks or maidan where he can make friends or play with others 2018-09-11 15:22:47
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Talk to his friends mothers and organise playdates 2018-09-11 15:23:00
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Hook him to books. He would never get bored. See if there is a tobotics. chess /cricket coaching he can enroll 2018-09-11 15:23:28
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my name is somya i am 8 year old but my hight is like 6 year girl

my name is somya i am 8 year old but my hight is like 6 year girl

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Hi Sowmya, Height is genetic. We cannot do much about it. You are 8 now. Once you enter your teens there will be a growth spurt. You will take after your mother/father's genes. You may grow taller or be an average of their height. Do not fret bout height my dear girl. Build your values, increase your knowledge, read a lot, be happy and love yourself as you are. 2018-09-11 15:26:30
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All the best and take care. Do note that many great leaders and kings weren't tall:) 2018-09-11 15:27:04
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Akbar, Napoleon are some examples 2018-09-11 15:27:39
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Hello my EDD date was 11th September and my first scan says 4th October and my second scan says 8 Oc....

Hello my EDD date was 11th September and my first scan says 4th October and my second scan says 8 October. which one is correct?

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Hi. Thanks for writing here. I request you to post this question to our wellness corner where suitable exerts would answer. Thanks again 2018-09-11 15:28:45
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my child 2 years till she didn't speak tell some words like thata Patti mama only she didn't telling....

my child 2 years till she didn't speak tell some words like thata Patti mama only she didn't telling urine motion coming how can I practise

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Kindly go through: https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/helping-a-child-with-speech-delay-a-mothers-role/561 2018-09-11 15:31:08
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Please do consult your paediatrician and seek professional opinion. thank you 2018-09-11 15:31:30
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mera beta mobile par Egyptian information aalag alag tarike ke information dekgata hai.par usako kuc....

mera beta mobile par Egyptian information aalag alag tarike ke information dekgata hai.par usako kuch samaj nahi aati only dekhata hair .wo 6 sal ka hai

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Be at a safe distance and occasionally peep to see what they are up to. You don’t want them wandering into unwanted sites. Don’t hand over the tabs or phones and ask them to browse for something they would need. Instead browse on their behalf and take out the website/game they want to use. 2018-09-11 15:32:29
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Set a time limit for theu sage and bestrict about it. 2018-09-11 15:32:42
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If you know that the websites he is reading is safe then no need to worry. 2018-09-11 15:33:11
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You can ask someone to help you install parental control on websites that could be harmful 2018-09-11 15:33:39
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Egyptian history is fascinating. Talk to him. understand him when he is explaining why he is fascinated 2018-09-11 15:34:16
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my daughter is 3.6 yrs. she was never addict to mobile. we had function at home and her elder siblin....

my daughter is 3.6 yrs. she was never addict to mobile. we had function at home and her elder siblings show ed the game and YouTube videos rhymes and stories. ln two days she became so addicted if she get single minute free she wants mobile and tv . if she don't get she very cranky she screams , cries or sit at any corner of room. she stops playing block, painting. lam worried about drastic change of my daughter. what do l do to change her

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Ignore the tantrum. She will cry for some days. Be firm about the usage 2018-09-11 15:35:58
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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences 2018-09-11 15:36:12
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I hope you are aware that the mobile phone affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones. 2018-09-11 15:36:24
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Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise 2018-09-11 15:36:51
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When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules. 2018-09-11 15:37:09
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Once you take away the phones keep another activity ready for children. They have to be kept engaged and also to distract them away from phone. Here indoor or outdoor games/ activities can be used. Inculcate reading habit. Tell her stories. 2018-09-11 15:37:42
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It is completely OK if you decide not to give a phone. In fact it is the best decision. 2018-09-11 15:38:01
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my son is 5 yrs old.he is very much addicted to T.V.How to getbrid of dat.he says dat he will only e....

my son is 5 yrs old.he is very much addicted to T.V.How to getbrid of dat.he says dat he will only eat food wen t.v. is on.

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I hope you are aware that screen time affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of television 2018-09-11 15:39:19
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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. 2018-09-11 15:39:45
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If he refuses to eat, do not panic. He will eat when he is hungry. No child will go hungry for days. So relax. He is just manipulating you. Be firm. Allow him to have his tantrum. Keep the food. Dont expect him to eat immediately. once he calms and comes to eat, appreciate his behaviour. Sit with him. Talk to him. Share stories and try to have your meal with him 2018-09-11 15:41:39
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my son is 4 yrs old and my daughter is 3yrs old both are addicted to phone during that time they ref....

my son is 4 yrs old and my daughter is 3yrs old both are addicted to phone during that time they refuses to eat talk.

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Firstly I hope you are aware that phones affects your child’s brain development, language development, eyes, sleep and socio- emotional development. Once you are aware then you will find ways and means of restricting the usage of phones 2018-09-11 15:42:40
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It is important to set a routine for your child. Allot time slots for all their activities. Plan their daily routine properly. Allot time for play, entertainment, study, homework, meal and bed time. The entertainment slot can be for media- tv or phone within a set time limit. Example 30 minutes. Small children may not know the concept of half hour. Instead say one game of angry birds or one episode of chota bheem. Involve your child in setting up the rules and consequences. Take out simple videos from the Internet on the harm caused by mobile phones/screen time on their brains. Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise. 2018-09-11 15:43:18
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Appreciate them when they show restraint. Give them stars or stickers. When they collect five stars or stickers for their good behaviour reward them appropriately. Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules. 2018-09-11 15:43:48
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Once you take away the phones keep another activity ready for children. They have to be kept engaged and also to distract them away from phone. Here indoor or outdoor games/ activities can be used. Inculcate reading habit. Enrolling in sports related/ martial art/ fine arts/ art/craft etc. will keep them occupied and leave them very limited time for phone use. 2018-09-11 15:44:27
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Make it a rule that they would NEVER take your phone without permission Use a difficult password- also keep changing them frequently- . Never ask your child to unlock. You unlock the phone. There are parental control apps that can be used. Be a good role model for your child. Do not use the phone excessively in front of them. Keep away the phone during meals, while talking to them or to your spouse. 2018-09-11 15:45:04
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How to keep my child phone away

How to keep my child phone away

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Aditi, can you keep your phone locked up in the cupboard? can you also not use the phone? You can maybe use an ordinary phone for calls and messaging and keep your smart phone away. OR SWITCH OFF DATA AND WIFI when it is study time. 2018-09-11 15:47:23
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Engage your children in activities after school to restrict phone time 2018-09-11 15:47:41
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Books, games, chess,cricket, art. fine arts, martial art etc 2018-09-11 15:48:16
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Children need to be engaged in something or the other 2018-09-11 15:48:39
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Or you could set a time limit. Involve them in framing rules and conequences 2018-09-11 15:49:02
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Set the consequences and follow them strictly. When it is time to hand back the phones, if they throw a tantrum, it is ok. Take the phone, allow them to throw a tantrum. Once they are calm you can have a talk and remind them of the rules 2018-09-11 15:49:34
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Appreciate them when they show restraint. Give them stars or stickers. When they collect five stars or stickers for their good behaviour reward them appropriately. 2018-09-11 15:49:56
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Give a warning ten minutes before the time limit- you have ten minutes before you keep away the phone. Always remember that children will never walk up to you and hand over the phone. You have to monitor and supervise. 2018-09-11 15:50:18
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Make it a rule that they would NEVER take your phone without permission Use a difficult password- also keep changing them frequently- . Never ask your child to unlock. You unlock the phone. 2018-09-11 15:51:28

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