How to develop good screen habits at home.

Children are more exposed than ever before to screens, including television, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and tablets. While these tools can help with learning and exploration, excessive screen usage can lead to poor social skills and bad social ties to parents and classmates.


Why should I limit my child's access to technology?
Screen time might hinder your child's participation in other activities like interacting with family and friends, playing outside, creating, or reading. Excessive screen usage also increases your child's chances of becoming:

Less prepared for school
Inattentive, combative, and unable to soothe oneself

What is the appropriate screen time for my child?

  • Screen time is not advised for children under the age of two.
  • Limit screen usage to less than one hour per day for children aged two to five.
  • Limit screen usage for children above the age of five to no more than two hours per day.

How can I develop healthy screen habits at home?
Establishing screen time limitations and acceptable habits early in childhood is simpler than later when children have formed patterns and routines. Ensure that everyone in your family knows and agrees on the permissible limits and content. Some pointers:


  • With your personal screen time, set a positive example.
  • Turn off the television during mealtimes.
  • When no one is watching, turn off the background TV.
  • Avoid using screens an hour before going to bed.
  • Choose activities like playing outside, reading, or crafts over screen time.

This piece of content has been curated by team Ekdali. Our philosophy is to help parents and kids have as many conversations as possible and outside the screen.

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