Screen time, diet and their impact on a child’s behaviour #EatLikeAPro

I’ve long been an advocate of limiting the amount of screen time children have. I accept screen time is a fact of life, but I want it balanced and to my children are undertaking physical activities, ideally outside, in addition to spending sensible amounts of time with screens. I also think too much screen time can have a negative impact on children’s behaviour and the results of a survey from kitchen appliance manufacture Beko provides further evidence this is correct.

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A new survey from Beko suggests excessive screen time and a poor diet have a negative impact on children’s behaviour. Quelle surprise, I say.

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Welcome to Tantrum City

Our youngest child, Elizabeth, has become something of a threenager. She’s throwing a lot of tantrums.

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Is this a familiar experience to you? Pic credit below.

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Would you and your family live in someone else’s home for two weeks? We did.

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This isn’t Ham and Cheese’s kitchen, but you get the idea.

A few weeks ago, when work to refurbish our kitchen got underway, we were offered refuge by some friends of ours. They were going on holiday for a fortnight and kindly said we could make use of their home while they were away. We’ll call this couple Ham and Cheese as that’s the nickname our kids gave them.

We didn’t need to think about it for too long before accepting. We had the choice of living in a filthy, dusty environment with no kitchen or a wonderful house in a delightful part of Surrey with no dust and a perfectly serviceable kitchen and all associated utensils. View Post

Nobody likes a grass

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Grass, snitch, telling tales, call it what you will. It’s becoming common place in this household to tell mum and dad about your sister’s misdemeanors.

There’s been a worrying development in this household. For some reason our two children have turned supergrass. If one of them sets a foot wrong, the other will come running to mummy or daddy and inform them about what’s just happened.

Meal times are generally the worst. Our dining area is set apart from our horrible, long, galley-style kitchen (building work will soon begin to create an open plan kitchen/diner). Every time a fork gets dropped or a cup needs refilling you have to leave the room for 30 seconds. View Post