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 © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved. NEXT ON HEALTH24X More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches 2016-10-24 15:42 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 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?