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How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.

Jane Brody from the New York Times writes in today’s column that the most effective way for parents to help their children and teenagers curb excessive screen time usage is to set a good example and spend less time on electronic devices themselves.

“Young children learn by example, often copying the behavior of adults. I often see youngsters in strollers or on foot with a parent or caretaker who is chatting or texting on a cellphone instead of conversing with the children in their charge. Dr. Steiner-Adair said parents should think twice before using a mobile device when with their children. She suggests parents check email before the children get up, while they are in school, or after they go to bed.”

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