Does my child watch too much television?

“You’re going to get square eyes if you keep watching that TV”, an old wives tale we have all heard or rather used on our own children! All parents struggle with the idea of how much tele they should allow their child to watch; but the decision is up to you! A good tip to use is on weekdays, once the children have finished their homework or given chores, they can then watch the television. The trick with this, is to insure you check the homework and chores are up to standard, then give them a certain amount of time they can watch. Television time can be cut for bad behaviour or unfinished duties, as a punishment. This gives the kids motivation to fulfill their given tasks.

Another idea (particularly good for couch potatoes), is to allow them tele time, only once they’ve been outside and played for a while (minute for minute).

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