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Old 05-25-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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I am a father of 3 year old. Limiting screen time has been definitely a challenge for me. I am thinking to immerse myself in this topic & find a solution for this problem. I asked some of my friends. They all seem to have the same problem. Would you be interested in advice on the same?
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:14 AM
 
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There should be a list of conditions that should be met before children get screen time. That is my only solution.
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:52 AM
 
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You can immerse yourself in this topic. But immersion of this sort from your three year old is exactly what you want to avoid! You could immerse yourself in

- playing with your child
- including your child in the things you do, chores, trips to the store, whatever ... knowing that it will take many times longer to achieve the chore but will yield great results in learning for your child
- reading with your child

And allowing your child to understand from a very young age that they have the tools to combat boredom when it presents itself in the form of their imagination.
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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I am a father of 3 year old. Limiting screen time has been definitely a challenge for me. I am thinking to immerse myself in this topic & find a solution for this problem. I asked some of my friends. They all seem to have the same problem. Would you be interested in advice on the same?
IMHO, the solution is just setting up some basic rules & guidelines and simply telling him/her no other times. I know quite a few people with young children and that is all that they need to do (the vast majority of the time).
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:11 PM
 
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A three-year-old? How is limiting screen time challenging for a toddler? Just say "not right now" and engage them in something else. Wait til they're 13... then you'll see what a challenge is when it comes to screen time!
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I am a father of 3 year old. Limiting screen time has been definitely a challenge for me. I am thinking to immerse myself in this topic & find a solution for this problem. I asked some of my friends. They all seem to have the same problem. Would you be interested in advice on the same?
Would YOU be interested?


Seriously, though. A 3-year-old??

Step 1: Don't use a phone like a pacifier to keep them busy. Let them learn how to busy themselves.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:44 PM
 
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art supplies, sports equipment, access to the outdoors, bike, books
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:30 AM
 
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art supplies, sports equipment, access to the outdoors, bike, books
This.

When my kids were in grade school, we turned off the TV at 6:00 pm on Sundays and did not turn it back on until 6:00 pm on Fridays (this applied to the parents too), but you have to keep them occupied with activities and supplies. I used to make up math worksheets for them. The weekends were for running errands and shopping and trips, which the kids went along with, but they could watch TV at times.

Sidewalk chalk offers hours of entertainment, as do watercolor sets. They also had pets, cats and rabbits (you can keep rabbits in the garage). They learned to rollerblade and ride bikes. We would go walking most evenings in the hills behind the house.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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Billionaires tend to, ironically, send their kids to schools that don't use your traditional set of computers and i-pads for the mere fact that learning through electronic devices just doesn't encourage the neural pathways of brain development to occur that would enhance accelerated learning.

Grasping of knowledge and concepts the traditional way actually works best.

And rough and tumble play for kids actually builds empathy, among hand-eye-coordination.


In other words, yes, limit the gimmicky gadgets. Your child shall benefit exponentially, in the long run.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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The solution is simple...turn off the device and put your own device down.
Now pay some attention to your child by playing, reading, drawing, go for a walk, etc etc.
You were probably the one who started the childs "device watching", so should not be too big a problem to solve
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