Too Much TV? 5 Reasons to Be Your Kid's Role Model & Turn It Off! by Mei Marcie

Parenting
6 years ago

Too Much TV? 5 Reasons to Be Your Kid's Role Model & Turn It Off!

Children are increasingly exposed to more hours of TV and technology. I believe parents, as role models, should limit such exposure. Here are some reasons:

  • TV should not be used as a babysitter.
  • TV should not be on during meals. 
  • Studies have linked too much TV to concentration and learning issues in kids. 
  • More sitting means less active time, a contributing factor to childhood obesity. 
  • Attention spans are shorter for TV and iPad, with quick image flashes that are not natural. 

It's important to focus on quality family activities!

Star-Worthy Family Fun: How to Throw a Star Party for Family Night!

Gardening With Kids: Create a Backyard Garden as a Family for Fun, Health & Learning!

Bubble Fun: 5 Kid-friendly Activities Using Bubbles the Whole Family Will Love!

Cynthia Miller
Yep. It's so easy to fall into using screens as a "baby-sitter." One thing we are doing now is PLANNING a FUN family activity every night, so that we don't just default to everybody on screens! Balloon volleyball and charades work great!
Mike Prochaska
I agree. In the summer we never have tv on! Winter a little more on but only when it cold

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

How to Rock Cyber Monday: 2 Shopping Apps That May Help You Get the Best Deals

How to Nurture Your Child's Imagination With Halloween Costumes!

No Cellphones at Thanksgiving Dinner, But Do Use Them for This!

Fa-la-la-la Learning: How to Encourage Kids to Read During Christmas Break!