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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

5 Rules for Limiting Screen Time in your Household This Summer

Summer is almost here. Time to get off our electronics, take a vacation and enjoy the sun. It's not that easy is it? Limiting screen time for you and your kids can be a challenge and is very frustrating, but it something all of us need to focus on. It can be hard to set limits on technology because many of us parents count on screens to give us a break from the kids. Also, many of our jobs revolve around some use of technology. As I've stated and as studies show, technology can be very addicting especially to young minds and if unchecked, it can lead to irritability, obesity, and sleeplessness. Not sure where to start, follow the steps that I use in my household to limit screen time.

1. Parents, you have to set the example. Your kids pick up screen habits from you. If you’re constantly checking your phone and meddling with your devices, your kids are going to mimic your habits. You need to check your own habits if you hope to put limits on your kids screen time. If you have to use your device for work, do it while they’re at daycamp, or outside, or when they’re tucked into bed.