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27 November 2013

How to limit kids' TV time

The University of Michigan Health System offers advice for limiting kids' TV time.

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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.



 
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