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Child addicted to TV

My 10 y old son comes home and is glued to the TV. Either its cartoon or some video games. (once when he was sick i myself brought play station for him)
so much so that I have to force him to go out and play.
He is asthamatic so probably excersise is inducing some brethlessness.
How to bring him out of this ?
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535822 tn?1443976780
It is in your control you are the parent, you can start by not having the TV on so much, let him have a half hour when he gets in then let him read books, paly board games and go outside ..he doesnt need to run around he can play gentler games, It is you who  makes the rules. If you engage him having a great game of scrabble, monpoly, card games, ask Dad to do the same be more involved.
231441 tn?1333892766
Have tv time.  Then after that time turn off the TV.  Unplug it and put the control out of reach.

Some parents have resorted to actually removing the TV.

You are the parent. you set the rules.

Exercise is very important for kids with asthma.  Use ventolin, if necessary...
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