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Start your child on a Digital Detox Diet

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Updated on Mar 17, 2015

Have a child who seems to be forever glued to the screen? If you are looking to 'wean' your child off the screen and start him on a Digital Detox Diet, our expert Nalini Dhariwal will guide you. Nalini is an experential learning expert from Youreka and has a great experience in dealing with children. Interact live with her and get some doable, real time advice. Time: 11:00--11:45 am Date: 28 March, Saturday  

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Parentune Support

| Mar 28, 2015

Thanks Nalini and parents for joining the live chat.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

For further queries u may call parentune help desk

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Thanks for being here. I hope it was useful

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

Thank you nalini, parentune team

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

I think i follow and like what you said.. thanks, let me try these

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

I hardly use wassap, my husband neither.... we avoid joining groups on it, as the msgs keep coming all day. it takes my peace away

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Wud b gud to see how much time u r in the phone doing watsapp or talking. These r subliminal msgs tht kids imbibe immediately

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

I also sit w my kids ven they study. Tht helps keep thm focused

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

We cud do w a lot more consistency but i hv seen success

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Like i talk to them a lot, my son pikes to play corridor football so sometimes my husband or i do that. We also play squash.

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

like?

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Nita, also in my case, wat works is doing alt stuff w the kids that they enjoy.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Surabhi, again it is not abt screen being bad. It is abt distraction, abt getting ised to not having to think & push oneself

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

My daughter started giving me her phone when she studied. That really worked. For my aon, he listens to my husband qho is much more firm than i m. So they have their agreements. He doea not hv a phone yet so its more abt screen games

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Stopping screen or keeping agreements shud not b linked to anything else. It shud b absolute

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

what worked in your case?

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

I used to say things like if u don't stop the screen now, i will not speak to u or u will not b allowed screen for the next week. Those don't work.

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Surabhi Chatterjee

| Mar 28, 2015

Also, Nalini, do these toy Ipads and laptops also get included in screen time. or can I allow my child those. I am confused about them.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

I think keeping the conversation firm but positive and without threats helps. I

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

we have even contemplated stopping the internet plan on his phone, as wassap seems to be his perpetual obsession

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

you mean, when can he and when can he not use the phone?

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

seems, we need to be more tough with him, he's also an adoloscent now, so we try and make things conversational rather than harsh.... but each time this conversation doesn't go anywhere, as he agrees, but then doesn't do it...

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Nita, also maybe the agreements shud b on when screen time will happen & not when it will not happen

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

earlier-yes, my husband use to, but i asked him not to, and he has been really great with it. doesn't even take his calls/sms durring meal, neither do I

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Nita, do the adults in the family also do tht?

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Surabhi, the evil is not the medium it is how long they spend on it & wat they watch which influences their actions and thoughts

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Nita, examples of?

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

for e. g. We agree that he would not be on his mobile when we are having a meal, or a family time together.... but then more often than not, he would walk out with his phone on his ears, just like adults, says-please excuse me, and then disappears for hours. or finishes his meal, and goes back to his phone stealthly, not listening to the dining table conversation.....

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Perhaps u can leave him b if he does not eat & wait till he asks for food. Keep sth nice & healthy ready for whenever he asks for it

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

Can you give sm exmpls nalini?

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Surabhi, the prob starts at 2 or before. Kids realise at tht age that feeding them is impt to parents

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Nita, i think having some simple agreement with your son is a way. Let him set screen times and u can support him. I hv found nagging does not help. Positive firmness works

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

?

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Surabhi Chatterjee

| Mar 28, 2015

also, which is the lesser evil.. TV, Ipad or Youtube?

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

how about a 11 year old glued to his phone...

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Surabhi Chatterjee

| Mar 28, 2015

Yes Nalini I read the blog and it was very nice but the problem is that my son is only 2 years and he does not understand rules.. he will cry and throw tantrums and not open his mouth for a bite till i switch Ipad on

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Getting rid of this habit is much like weaning off the baby from the bottle.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Thats when I realised it had become a habit that i had prob started.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

when my 1st born was very young and used to b a fussy eater, it used to b easy to put her in front of the screen and feed her. After a while tantrums became more often when i would refuse

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

still early days of him on the phone, so i want to be proactive rather than wait to get it worse.... and i don't intend to take a way the phone from him, is their a mid path?

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

what do you think could be a couple of things i could do as a mother?

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

yes

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

We had to get him a phone last year since almost all his peers got it... since then, he's just lost in his phone

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Surabhi, have u read the blog on detox diet

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

My son is now 11 and he's perpetually on the phone or psp

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Hello surbhi and nita

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 28, 2015

hi parents, hello nalini!

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Surabhi Chatterjee

| Mar 28, 2015

Hello Nalini. My child does not eat food without TV or IPad. please help with ideas.

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Nalini

| Mar 28, 2015

Hello and welcome to the livechat on digital detoxification

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