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Screen Time Tip of the Week #8: Role Modeling

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD

One last tip for parents when it comes to managing screen time: Be a good role model. If your kids see you on your devices all the time, you are teaching them that this is acceptable and valued behavior. As you encourage and set up structure to decrease screen time for your kids, do the same for yourselves. Take intentional breaks every day with no devices, try to stop yourself from peeking at your phone the second you get a little bored. Showing your kids that you don’t need it all the time will help them to know that they don’t, either.

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