Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time
Set and enforce rules
(HealthDay News) -- If you decide your children are spending too much time in front of the television, the University of Michigan Health System offers this advice for limiting kids' TV time:
Set rules about when TV is not allowed, such as during meals or homework.
Restrict TV to no more than two hours per day.
Don't allow your child to watch TV until homework and chores are finished. If your child is doing poorly in school, consider abolishing TV altogether.
Focus on conversation instead of television, and spend more time reading together.
Encourage physical activity and hobbies.
Don't use TV as a reward, punishment or babysitter.