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TOPIC:   Reducing screen time-time to aim for 


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MOMTOCONNOR2003
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3/23/12 11:20 A

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My kids get about one hour a day, sometimes a little more but not much Mon-Friday. The weekends it just depends how busy we are. If we are running around alot then less than an hour. If at home then it may be more than two normally. I am going to try and reduce it this week and keep the kids supper busy.


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3/22/12 1:47 P

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i think it should depend on how old your child is. My son is six and i aim for not more than 2hrs a day and everything is off at 7 an hour before bed. ive read that children under two shouldn't watch any tv but older kids need more computer time especially if it is for school work.

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Pediatricians suggest no more than 2 hours of screen time daily. (TV, computer, cell phones, games, texting, etc). And of course no food/drink, should be available during this screen time.

I think it also depends on the amount of activity the child is getting...1 hour daily is recommended. And how much time does the child have for homework and independent reading. And if the child is getting adequate sleep time. Screen time may need to be decreased if all these other important areas are not having adequate time.

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9/19/11 9:51 A

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Our rule of thumb is 2 hours a day combined t.v. and computer.On the weekends we are more lenient but not mindless.If my child has to use the computer for school that is included in the time.Does anyone think that is too much time?

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