Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Myth: There aren’t many things my teenager will do instead of sitting in front of a TV or computer screen.

Remote control pointed at television
Answer: BUSTED!

With National Screen-Free Week this week, May 5–11, help your teenager come up with alternatives to watching TV or sitting in front of a computer screen. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Do stretching exercises or yoga.
  • Find a new hobby.
  • Find a cause and volunteer at a local group to support it.
  • Plant a vegetable garden.
  • Try a new sport.

Find more ideas for your teenager at Play More, Watch Less

Contributor: Ellen Schuster, M.S., R.D., Associate State Specialist, University of Missouri Extension,, 573-882-1933

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