How to control the screens?

How to control the screens?

How to control the screens?

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Like me, have you ever completely lost control of the screens with your child?

Screens are increasingly present in the daily lives of our children and can easily become a mental and physical health problem. Here are some tips to regain control of screens in our children.

  • Set clear boundaries: Set boundaries in terms of time and types of content allowed. Make sure your children understand why these limits are important to their well-being. You can add time limits yourself to the sessions on the tablet or create a schedule of use with a clock: 1 hour or from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Be a good role model: If you spend a lot of screen time yourself, you can hardly expect your kids to do less. Show them the importance of disconnecting by devoting time to activities outside of screens.
  • Encourage other activities: Promote activities outside of screens, such as reading, family games, sports, and creative hobbies, such as BiMoo coloring tablecloths and placemats.
  • Set online safety rules: Make sure your kids understand the potential dangers of the Internet and how to protect themselves online.
  • Keep screens out of bedrooms: Screens can disrupt sleep and study, so make sure phones, tablets, and computers are out of the bedrooms after a certain hour.
  • Finally, be patient and firm: It can be difficult to change our children's habits, but by maintaining clear boundaries and showing them the importance of disconnecting, you can help promote their long-term health and well-being.

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sunrise bimoo blog In the morning: screens can hypnotize us and prevent us from starting the day well.
during meals no screen blog bimoo During meals: encourage these moments of sharing with family members and talk about your day or plans for the weekend. BiMoo tablecloths are also designed so that we spend time at the table with the family to learn and create, so let's take advantage of it.
image bimoo before go to bed blog Before go to bed: blue light is known to delay the natural onset of sleep. Also, stressful or scary images can keep you from finding peace.
image bimoo In the bedroom: it's too hard not to snap when the phone or tablet is right at your fingertips. Provide a basket in the kitchen to put all the appliances.

But at what age should I allow screens?

Do you know the 3-6-9-12 tags created by the psychiatrist Serge Tisseron?

  1. Before 3 years old = no screen at all
    At this age, the child builds his personality and his brain.
  2. From 3 to 6 years old = Max 1 hour per day, all devices combined
    At this age, the child reinforces his acquisitions and begins to learn self-regulation.
  3. From 6 to 9 years old
    It is learning the rules of the social game.
  4. From 9 to 12 years old
    Let's teach them to protect themself and his exchanges. Children who spend a lot of time in front of screens show a decline in attention and concentration skills.
  5. After 12 years old
    We remain available. The child increasingly seeks his bearings outside his family, but he still needs the loving attention of his parents.

Effect of screens on child development

  • Poor motor skills at school entry
  • Poor social skills
  • Lower cognitive abilities
  • Poor control of emotions and behaviors
  • Attention difficulties
  • Sleep problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Health problems (excess weight, obesity, fatigue, headaches, myopia, posture problems, poor diet, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, long-term cardiovascular problems, etc.)

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