It’s obvious how much children enjoy video-games, tablets, smartphones, and TV. But it’s not the healthiest way for them to spend time. Getting them outside is crucial for their development, both physical and mental. So, how can we encourage our kids to spend more time outside, away from these ever-present screens?
This screen-time challenge is common in most North American homes. But what some parents don’t realize is how much they can influence their children’s behavior through leading by example. When we are more involved with outdoor activities, our children see how we behave and that begins to affect their mindset and habits.
Also, by reducing our screen time, we’re encouraging our children to do the same. By cutting back time spent on devices and increasing time spent together, family time can become more healthy and fun for everyone!
Limiting children’s screen time can be a real challenge and can sometimes result in upset and frustration. We've pulled together a list of ideas to make it easier to reduce screen time and increase the green time.
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