The effects on children’s electronic media has risen to an all time high. With all the new media we have today, (TV,Movies, Games, Internet and others) its just so many ways for our children to be drawn into the world of electronics.
Kids are much smarter now then when my first child was born. They had these wonderful gadgets but nothing like they have today. Gadgets that keep children occupied for hours and hours. Even though many of these electronic media gadgets can provide education and entertaining I still say there should be a limit as to how often your children involve themselves in all of those electronics.
You have to remember that children still need to go back to the basic things in life. Many Pediatricians find that when your children take up most of their time with media outlets it can cause negative effects on your child.
The best way to avoid any negative effects is to limit the amount of time your child interacts with these devices and make sure everything is age appropriate. Take them back to the basics, interacting with others without all the devices.get involved with outdoor activities, monitor, monitor, monitor your children, enforce limits.
Set an example too, as a parent limited your usage also. Don’t be texting and talking to children all at the same time. Give them your full attention. The most imporatnt thing is to talk to your children daily.
Interact with fun activities and family time. This will help reduce the number of hours our children spends on electronics!
So unplug those gadgets and spend some good quality time with the kids and family.