Research shows that kids ages 8-18 now spend, on average, a whopping 7.5 hours in front of a screen for entertainment each day, 4.5 of which are spent watching TV. Over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. That's just the time they spend in front of a screen for entertainment. It doesn't include the time they spend on the computer at school for educational purposes or at home for homework.
The Center for Disease Control recommends kids get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The time kids spend watching TV, playing video games, surfing the web, is time they could be physically active.
Review the infographic for tips on how parents can promote healthier lifestyles for their children.
Divorced parents often disagree about child support and parenting time, but with the increasing pervasiveness of tablets and smart phones, particularly among younger children, the amount of time children spend on such devices has become an issue between parents.
The best solution is probably to try to find a way to work it out. Sit down and have a discussion about the impact that screen time may be having on your child's studies, physical fitness and amount of sleep.
Should you have concerns regarding your child's well-being and unable to come to an amicable resolution, contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar either through email or telephone 978-944-4095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation consultation.