LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be more dependent on screens than ever, parenting experts are recommending that parents take the time to “unplug” their kids from screens – even for just an hour.
Spending even just one hour a day outside or socializing can help retrain our brains and help us return to a less technology-focused life.
Some ways to make that easier include:
- Hiding your technology when you don’t need it, such as keeping your phone out of arms reach when spending time with family.
- Turning off email/text notifications for an hour or two.
- Setting cell phone usage goals to help monitor screen time
- Leaving your phone at home when outside.