Watching TV rots the brain! So, the saying goes. Unless you do not have a TV in your house, this could not be a possibility for you or for your kids. But not having TV these days is impossible particularly when you have kids around. I have to admit that wife and I sometimes use TV to keep kids calm and not bothering us when we have to finish some take-home work or chores at home.
The solution to this would be limiting the hours kids spend in front of TV. Yes, this sounds very difficult. I, for one have to discipline myself in monitoring that my boys can only spend an hour a day on TV.
So what do experts say on diverting your kids' attention away from TV? They say, give kids individual tasks that are interesting to them. These tasks must not include playing video games or doing things in the computer. Physical and mental activities that make them sweat and think are most likely to keep their brain cells healthy and working up to speed. Try biking, gardening, reading, math and outdoor sports amon
Hi I'm Jim, a doting dad to two amazing little people. This is my attempt to chronicle my journey as a parent. I'm not perfect and I sure can't give you the lowdown on the latest studies on child development, but I do the best I can to raise good kids.
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