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Practical Ways to Limit Screen Time


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Limit Screen Time: How to Follow the AAP's Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some pretty strict guidelines for children's television viewing. Their web site states:
"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than one to two hours of quality TV and videos a day for older children and no screen time for children under the age of 2."
They also specify that parents should:
"Keep TV sets, VCRs, video games and computers out of children's bedrooms."

However, it's particularly difficult for single parents to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day's time--like preparing meals, doing laundry, cleaning up, and getting ready for the next day--and simultaneously limit screen time. However, by taking baby steps and applying some practical strategies, it is possible to limit screen time to the guidelines set forth by the AAP.

Practical suggestions for limiting your child's:

Media Guidelines for Parents. (n.d.) American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved August 24, 2006, from: http://www.aap.org/pubed/ZZZGVL4PQ7C.htm?&sub_cat=17
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