October 25, 2014
RENO, NV - Now that school is out, your kids may be getting used to all of their free time. Chances are they're spending that time playing video games, or in front of a computer or TV.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends kids spend no more than two hours a day on cell phones, computers, video games, or tablets. Iowa State University researchers recently found parents who monitor their child's total screen time have children who sleep more, do better in school, and behave less aggressively. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say the key is not only setting the rules, but enforcing them, which may mean parents having to go the extra mile. Playing outside was much more common before technology got in the way, so it's recommended that parents take the initiative and play sports with their kids, take them to a park, or just try to get them out of the house as much as possible.