We all know that watching TV and playing video games isn’t good for our kids. No parent is proud of how much time their kids spend in front of a screen – but what are we supposed to do?
Sometimes, we just need to get things done. We need to clean the house or cook food or just take a few minutes for ourselves. It’s hard to think of other things that could keep a kid distracted long enough to actually accomplish anything.
There are options, though. Sure, they take a bit more energy than just plopping a child in front of a screen, but encouraging your child to do something constructive just might be worth the extra effort.