By Kelsey Clark, Guest Contributor to TechAddiction
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2. Have a weekly game night: Instead of having weekly television shows that the family watches together have a weekly game night. Each week a different family member can choose the board game that everyone will play, giving each person a chance to choose their favorite, and the night can be spent around the table face-
3. Make your own crafts: Help kids make different crafts such as homemade play-
4. Encourage active hobbies: Instead of letting your kids get involved with video games from a young age, limit time spent in front of the television and encourage active hobbies instead. These can range from team sports, such as soccer or basketball, to bike riding, swimming, or running – anything that gets your child outside and moving. This can also help foster a love of exercise, something that will be a valuable interest to have throughout their lives.
Despite the overwhelming number of kids who live for playing video games all day or watching television shows into the wee hours, this lifestyle doesn’t have to be the social norm. Actively providing alternate activities and encouraging other interests can help break kids free of the addiction to being in front of the television, and make them more well-
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Kelsey Clark is the editor in chief for findananny. She loves to write article and ideas that parents & nannies would be interested in hearing.
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