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 Every parent’s top 3 deworming questions answered 2017-01-17 08:12 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 How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.