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Too much screen time can be a problem. Here are some things to remember when allowing your child to get on the screens.
Screen Time: What Happens When There is Too Much
Too much screen time:
- It can impact the development of a child’s brain.
- It can decrease family time interaction.
- It has been linked to speech delay in toddlers.
- It has been linked to childhood obesity.
- It has been linked to high blood pressure in children.
- It may lead to addiction to phones and screens and could lead to hyperactivity or aggression.
Raising healthy children is a challenge. This is particularly true now that we have children that have never lived without the influence of big and small screens in their lives. We need to unplug frequently from screens in order to rest well and allow our bodies to recharge.
This post will highlight some of the benefits of using screens like computers and cell phones. There are some cautions that we need to take notice of as well. Take note of the great suggestions on how several parents find a balance when it comes to screen time.
First and foremost, ask the Holy Spirit to help you. He wants the best for your family and will give you the guidance and the courage you need to set some healthy ground rules and boundaries where screens are concerned.
In addition, read the bible and note specific scriptures on family and raising children. Check out 33 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Home. This is a great post that highlights 33 scriptures that you can declare over your family.
As believers, the first defense is the Sword of the Spirit.
Here is another post that will give you some great printables that you can print for your children to use.
Screen Time: Healthy Activities
It is important to acknowledge that there are benefits to using tablets and computers. Children are able to access books online. Some of these books are read by adults so children get to hear what good reading sounds like. Reading is one of those habits that we want our children to practice.