- 44% of 3 year olds play video games
- 81% of 6 year olds play video games
- 50% of teenagers send more than 50 texts a day
- 75% of teenagers own cell phones as compared to just 5% ten years ago.
I bet you don’t know that your kid spends 8 hours a day consuming media!
Sleep, behavior and school problems, obesity, aggression and declining strength and stamina result from too much screen time. Establish rules for media consumption such as no screens at dinner and use parental control to monitor content.
How can you take charge? Begin by collecting data about Jason’s techno-diet and slowly replace his sedentary pursuits with those that are social and physical.
The key here is to spend less time yourself with digital devices. Engage your kids in the kitchen or the yard, take a walk, go somewhere else to "invisibly" change their behavior.
Just do the best you can, Claudia
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