Looking for ways to achieve a healthier balance of screen time in your family? Dr. Clifford Sussman, MD, has some excellent advice that can help you get there. Here are his top tips:
Change environmental cues: Make changes in your home that signal to your family that it's time to unplug. This could include designating certain areas of your home as tech-free zones or scheduling screen-free activities throughout the day.
Set clear limits: Establish clear boundaries for screen time, and make sure everyone in the family understands and agrees to them. This could include limits on total daily screen time, designated times of day for tech use, or guidelines for appropriate content.
Use technology to your advantage: Instead of fighting against technology, find ways to use it to your advantage. For example, use apps that monitor screen time, track usage, or block access to certain sites.
By following these tips from Dr. Sussman, you can help your family achieve a healthier balance of screen time. With a little effort and creativity, you can create a tech-friendly environment that supports your family's well-being and relationships.
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