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Enough is enough: Tips to reduce screen time for your child

Payal Girdher
3 to 7 years

Created by Payal Girdher
Updated on Jun 19, 2017

Enough is enough Tips to reduce screen time for your child

Present generation is a tech savvy generation, we all know that but do you know that the excess of the gadgets to which your child is most of the time is plugged in makes him or her addicted. And addiction of any sorts is not good.

I strongly believe our attitude towards life makes them addictive towards gadget and TV.

As in most of the houses when your child is at home it has been noticed that fathers must be on laptop or office call and mothers would be busy in household chores. This attitude of yours and environment basically forces your child to rely on TV or mobiles. For your child you are physically present but not mentally.

Only if we do little management with our work life and personal life we can easily reduce screen and gadget time for children.

Gagdets addicted children may suffer these symptoms:

1. Anti-social and poor social skill

2. Unstable moods

3. Stubborn

4. Sleep disorders.

5. Poor Understanding.

6. Low self-esteem

I would like to share some following tips which may help your child to use when only needed.

1. Tech rule: Set some rules for your child like when and in which condition they can use their gadget. For example, the gadget can only be used if any school assignment is there you need some references.Only for education requirement only.

2.Tech blackouts : Set an example for your child, parents should not use any gadgets like cell phones, laptop, I pad etc .keep aside all these and use your free time with a child doing the cooking, reading, playing games, art or anything creative or social.

3. Tech Hours: I would say we can reduce the gadget time by setting the time limits for its uses.

4. Alternatives to gadget: Tell them about nature and share your childhood experiences with your child when you play outside and experienced beautiful nature.

5.Adopting Extra-Curricular Activities: Encourage your child to go camping, encourage them to adopt any sports of their interest, art activities classes and much more, this keep them away from gadgets and these extra-curricular activities make them physically and mentally strong always. 

Did you like the blog? Please do share your views and feedback in the comments below. 

 

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| Oct 10, 2017

i am sure it will help thanks a lot

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| Sep 08, 2017

Appreciation means a lot to me. Thanku all parents, glad to know that my articles are helping you all.

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| Aug 29, 2017

Good ideas to try....

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| Aug 15, 2017

thanks for this suggestion

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| Aug 04, 2017

thanks I got my answers

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| Jul 20, 2017

good info...

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| Jul 20, 2017

thanks for u r suggestion. I will also try this

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| Jul 20, 2017

Good suggestions, thank you.

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| Jul 20, 2017

thank you it will help a lot

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| Jul 20, 2017

thank u for advice

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| Jul 20, 2017

Very nice article

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| Jul 20, 2017

thanks for advice I will surely try

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| Jul 20, 2017

Good tips surely will try as my son is aadic with mobile n Tv

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| Jul 20, 2017

will surely try these tips with my 6yr old son...

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| Jul 20, 2017

wonderful blog!... will try this ..

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| Jul 20, 2017

We are already following these rules and seen amazing results.. My daughter who was a cartoon and tab addict now loves playing outdoor..

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| Jul 20, 2017

thnk u ..I m so much worried about my son ..he understanding is so poor ..I surely try to follow these rules .

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| Jun 23, 2017

actually was really worried about it... but now I got helpful tips from u guys... thanks a lot

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| Jun 21, 2017

Its really difficult to keep an eye continously i m trying my best bt for working mothers the battle is really tough. and vacations r like goosebumps bcoz the whole day its difficult to engage them in something

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| Jun 21, 2017

Great article with very useful information. Tech blackout is the need of the day in every home!

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| Jun 20, 2017

Very helpful tips.

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| Jun 20, 2017

all tips are good but all time a child can't play and do some activities... I mean when they are tried of all these they like to use screens.. but yes in limit. and we live in nuclear family so all the time I can't play with him as I need to do household stuff so in that case I hv to allow him for screens

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| Jun 20, 2017

Thank you.. very helpful information

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| Jun 20, 2017

thank u for this blog it's very helpful

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| Jun 20, 2017

It's a valuable one... Thanks for sharing I was trying to do same but due to some issues was not able to take it properly. will try to bring in my kid's schedule.

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| Jun 20, 2017

thank u so much for these valuable terms..

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| Jun 20, 2017

very useful info for my son,He is more addicted for the gadget's

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| Jun 20, 2017

Thanks for this useful information.

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| Jun 20, 2017

very nicely quoted and explained.

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| Jun 20, 2017

very informative

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| Jun 20, 2017

good information....

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| Jun 20, 2017

wonderful,life saver

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| Jun 19, 2017

very useful

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| Jun 19, 2017

thanks for this suggestion . its a big problem for me. I will try these tricks for betterment of my daughter.

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| Jun 19, 2017

very useful ... thanks for sharing

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| Jun 19, 2017

it's true, I agree all this. and thank you for suggestions, very useful...

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| Jun 19, 2017

very true side effects of the gadgets have been mentioned in this article... I have experienced this with my 7 1/2 year old son... in this summer vacations... once school starts children don't get much time with gadgets

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