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How to Unplug Kids from Screens of Mobile Gadgets on Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2015

Christmas holiday season is your chance to share fantastic moments with your family. There are so many things to do together, so many words to say each other. That’s why as a careful parent you should make sure that nothing bothers you and your loved ones.

Below you will find some useful tips on how to draw your children away from excessive use of smartphones and tablets towards spending time with family.

PumpicbrBe cheerful and firm. Let your kids understand that you will keep an eye on them to prevent from overusing their mobile devices. At the same time, they should see that it is interesting and entertaining to have fun with parents.

PumpicbrSchedule limited time for parents and children for using mobile devices. You both should follow this list as well as conditions under which it is allowed for you and your children to enjoy mobile gadgets you think you can’t do without.

PumpicbrMonitor the Internet and try to find apps and games that you can enjoy together. There are a lot of activities that all the family can be engaged in. Don’t be limited to games only. Watching films together is excellent time spending as well.

PumpicbrIf Santa brings you new mobile devices for Christmas, you can enjoy setting up together. Sure, sometimes this process may seems frustrating. However, if spent for discussing with kids safety rules on these new mobile gadgets, it may also be useful.

PumpicbrRemember that the main point of unplugging your children from smartphones and tablets is family time. That’s why you should make sure that children will enjoy it. A night of video games or cartoons will be funny and engaging for both of you.

PumpicbrCombine activities online and those you can enjoy without the Internet and mobile gadgets. If making some photos for example, you can do both share them on social media and put them into family albums together.

PumpicbrIf there is nothing super-vital, don’t check your email nor try to solve any other business affairs. Kids always learn from their parents. And if you can stick near your computer, why then your children can’t?

PumpicbrTry to arrange your holidays in as old school way as possible. If you have a chance to leave all your mobile devices at home and move to a chalet in the woods that would probably be the best Christmas holidays you have ever celebrated with family.

For the finale, if you never manage to draw your children away from their gadgets, you can always monitor their activities and restrict excessive use with Pumpic. Our parental control solution is designed for such purposes and will allow you to limit time your kids spend playing games, surfing the web, and using other cell phone utilities.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

Do you know any other ways to unplug your family holidays? Share them with us on social media or leave your comment below!

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .
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