Scale Down Your Screen Time It’s September, and that means the start of a new television season. Before getting sucked in to a bevy of enticing shows, stop and reflect on how much of your family’s average day is devoted to “screen time.” While it’s okay to spend some time relaxing in front of the TV, video games or the Internet, has the percentage started to climb upward? Is screen time cutting into active recreation and meaningful connections with other human beings? Power “off” during meal times. Make sure you and your kids are getting 30 to 60 minutes active “play” time every day. Explore new potential interests, together or separately. These can include music or art lessons, club memberships, crafts and board games. Make a commitment to monitoring and reducing your screen time for one month to try to develop new, healthier habits!
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