Home > Parenting > Child > News 27 November 2013 How to limit kids' TV time The University of Michigan Health System offers advice for limiting kids' TV time. 0 iStock Related Television and your child Screen time makes kids gain weight Toddlers blunted by too much TV ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' If you decide your children are spending too much time in front of the television, the University of Michigan Health System offers this advice for limiting kids' TV time: - Set rules about when TV is not allowed, such as during meals or homework.- Restrict TV to no more than two hours per day.- Don't allow your child to watch TV until homework and chores are finished. - If your child is doing poorly in school, consider abolishing TV altogether.- Focus on conversation instead of television, and spend more time reading together.- Encourage physical activity and hobbies. Don't use TV as a reward, punishment or babysitter. Copyright © 2016 HealthDay. All rights reserved. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines 2016-12-02 10:40 More: ChildNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.