Its actually tough these days to completely ban your child's screen time because, according to studies, it does help in their cognitive abilities. However, you can create a healthy balance by monitoring your child's screen time.
Work with your family and here are three tips to manage your screen time:
* Have family guidelines. Most families have a routine for mealtimes and sleeptimes, and the same approach can work for screen time. Thus about an hour daily right before homework.
* Let them earn their screentime: For younger children, ask them to straighten up their room and put their toys away. For teens, make them take out the garbage, or vacuum the living room.
* Keep gadgets in a central location: Keep laptops, tablets, and phones in a central location, like the family room. This cuts down on the temptation to use them elsewhere, like the dinner table or in bedrooms and you can monitor them also.