I have a 4-year-old child who is increasingly interested in spending time on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones. While I understand the benefits of technology in learning and entertainment, I am also concerned about the negative impacts of excessive screen time on their development and health.
As a parent, I want to ensure that my child's screen time and technology use is limited and balanced with other activities such as outdoor play and reading. However, I am not sure how to manage this effectively and ensure that my child does not become too reliant on technology.
I would appreciate any tips or advice from other parents or professionals on how to manage screen time and technology use for young children. How much screen time is recommended for a 4-year-old? What activities can I encourage my child to do instead of using digital devices? And how can I set boundaries and rules around technology use without causing conflict or resistance from my child?
Thank you in advance for your help.