Screen Time – Children and Television
Today on The Family Roadmap I will be talking about school age children and screen time. It seems to me that school age children are spending too much time in front of screens being entertained. Television, computers, and phones are everywhere. A matter of fact my living room has one big television screen, two desk top computers, and my laptop. And downstairs my husband has his computers. And of course, we have phones. And I can’t forget – My kids also have tablets. Too much screen time is tempting.
But we don’t allow our kids to watch more than 60 minutes of screen time a day and some days we don’t watch anything because we are too busy doing other things. We monitor what they can watch and can’t watch very closely. And they must earn screen time if they want it. Screen time is a privilege at our house and if our kids misbehave they don’t get to watch it. I feel that kids should be doing other things instead of sitting in front of a screen playing games or watching shows. I think it is a waste of time and useless entertainment. My Opinion. Most shows do absolutely nothing for our children’s spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. I want my children reading stories, biography’s, history, facts, and inspiration.
Our kids are smart little people who are going to grow up and do big things. They should be learning and socializing. Not sitting in front of a screen. I want my kids to be relational and connect. I can’t help but wonder what too much screen time does to children’s developing brains.
Today I question what too much screen time does to our children and I make suggestions on what we should be doing instead with our children. Please join me.
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