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10 ways to avoid spoiling your children

Reduce the screen time

Screen time can have negative effects on your child’s health.

Being a parent is exhausting, and screen time can seem like an easy option to keep the kids occupied. However, too much television time is associated with elevated risks for obesity, attention disorders, and emotional issues. So, instead of letting your child spend all the hours they want on an iPad, set appropriate time limits for his or her age, hold fast to those limits, and encourage your child to pursue more active behaviors.

Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020

References

  1. ABC News. How Not to Spoil Your Children.
  2. Screen Time and Children.
  3. Nurturing Parenting. Myths and Facts About Spoiling Your Children.
  4. Oprah. Spoiled Children.

Comments

  1. This is a great slideshow! Any advice on how to advise grandparents that it is okay to say “no.” I feel as though my MIL never tells my girls no and gives in to most things they want. I’m certainly thankful for all that she does to help out, but I just wish she didn’t always give them everything they want.

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    1. Have you trued sitting them down and just telling them how your feeling about it and ask them to maybe spoil them a little less

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