KIDS-TV

You might have underestimated the time your child spent in front of the TV. What are the best solutions taken by you as a parent to closely watch your child’s TV time? Increased time in front of the television increases the odds of a child developing childhood obesity which increases the odds of many other diseases and health risks.

Do you know how much time your child is spending in front of the television? You might have underestimated the time your child spends watching TV. There are many chances that your child is spending more time glued to the TV than you realize. Increased time in front of the television increases the odds of a child developing childhood obesity which increases the odds of many other diseases and health risks. Try the following methods to cut back on their TV time.

Do not encourage your child to eat in front of the TV. In most cases, eating in front of the TV usually involves unhealthy snacking. If you do not eat in front of the TV, neither will your child. They learn by example, so if you don’t they won’t either.

In order to monitor your child’s TV time, you should set up a TV plan. This way, you could monitor which type of programs or shows your child watches. Only pick higher quality programming and educational programs and spend time together watching the show with your child. Otherwise you cannot be certain what your child is absorbing or how they are interpreting the media.

Always sit with your child and talk to them regarding what programs he or she prefers to watch and why.

You should spend more time as a family with your child but not watching TV instead. The family activities should include reading time, board games, telling stories, drawing pictures and outdoor physical activities such as walking. Allowing the child to participate with family story telling assists the child in developing their imagination.

Do not put a TV set in their bedroom! If you place the TV in a public area then you can have an eye on how much time your child spends in front of the TV.

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