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How to Keep Your Kids Active and Healthy in Today's Digital Era

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Joyful Parenting Coaching is focused on clarity, consistency, connection, being an effective parent, finding balance as a parent, and above all being a confident and joyous parent. Topics include communication, having difficult conversations, having constructive conversations, chores, routines, family meetings,  I teach parent education and parenting classes because parenting is a skill—not something we are born knowing. Get the parenting skills you need today!

How to Keep Your Kids Active and Healthy in Today's Digital Era

Elisabeth Stitt

Among the reasons that electronics and screen time is problematic is that kids are on their devices when they would otherwise be doing something physical.  Fortunately, parents can use fun physical activities as a draw to get kids away from too much screen time.  Check out some of these ideas from some other experts and me on how to do that.  Personally, I find it easier to provide attractive alternatives than to have a lot of rules about when and how long their kids can be on their cell phones or iPads.  Of course you may still need to have firm limits, but it is much easier to get kids excited about some kind of project--especially when you are right there doing it with them--than arguing whether they can play just one more game or write one more post.  Click HERE to read on.