Drop The TV; Feed Your Kids’ Mind Instead

A recent research by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that 69% of kids between the age of 6 and 17 spend more than 2 hours of not school-related screen time.

It’s unbelievable, isn’t it?

Ambitious entrepreneurs and executives wouldn’t waste their time watching TV.

Hence, I cannot understand why some parents allow their children to waste so much time with TV or video games. There’s clear evidence about the negative impact on their mind:

The screens, even in small doses, drastically undermine intellectual development. And that’s the opposite of what we want!

Tony Robbins suggests to stop wasting time and to feed our minds with high-quality information.

Banning the TV was one of our best moves of 2016

In November 2016, we spontaneously banned the TV and YouTube cartoons for our two little kids. The first two-three days were painful, but it’s been wonderful ever since.

Now, we try to use the spare time to feed our minds while having lots of fun.

It’s more fun to learn than to watch TV mindlessly.

Use the spare time to learn

Waiting for a doctor? Not a problem, we’ll get Brain Quest out of the bag.

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Teasing our brains with Brain Quest.

Stuck in a traffic jam? Not a problem, we have the math flashcards ready.

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Traffic jams happen in Bangkok on a daily basis. So we have some educational material on hand.

Well, but, other kids watch TV…

So? That’s not a reason for you to lower your standards.

They may not realize what’s the negative effect and implications. Tell them!

Takeaways

  1. Ban the TV and video games once for all.
  2. Level up. Spend the time in-between moments mindfully: read, learn or tease your brain.

Let me know in comments about your experience.

 

 

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