Frustrated with your kids’ use of devices, screens and gaming during the holidays?
Technology- phones, tablets, computer games, TV, consoles and everything in between- can be so much fun and something kids look forward spending more time on during the holidays…
But when is enough enough?
When does the balance tip from fun to frustration, even tempers and tantrums for kids and their parents?
And at what point do health risks become a concern?
In Episode #4 of the Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast, physio Kym Siddons chats candidly, with ‘no judgement’ about the challenges of increased technology use during the holidays, by kids and adults alike.
In doing so she points out some unhealthy side-effects of screentime or device use, along with ideas for facilitating healthy and harmonious use in your home!
Kym chats about
- What happens to the brain with screen exposure over time
- blue light emission
- posture using devices
- when to take breaks
- what sort of breaks to take
- where to use screens during holidays
- setting a good example
We hope to help you and your family be more aware and informed so you can kickoff discussions about ‘tech boundaries’ that might suit your family life and values.
It’s less about ‘Right and Wrong’ and more about wise use of the technology that’s available to us.