How to stop 2.5 years old from iPad or phones. She is quite addicted. If it's taken away, she will be kicking a fuss.

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I would say to remove it totally . iPad and iPhones games do not have positive impact on young kids .. Get them to be involved in other more meaningful and healthy activities . Can be physical activities to build their gross motor skills .. Hands on, table top activities for fine motor skills, free play with Legos, building blocks to encourage creativity .. Set up a little library corner at home with different kinds of books (can borrow from library ) to encourage love for reading .. Build Special parent child bonding time through reading to your child.. When they are meaningfully engaged in these meaningful activities , they will no longer ask for iPad games

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I went through the same thing with my 3 year old. It was hell. He would wake up first thing in the morning and ask for it. We started by restricting it to about an hour a day and then to none. Once he started asking for it, I would distract him with something else like, would u like to read a book, or where is ur transformer toy etc. That would make him forget about it most of the time. We still have meltdowns with him not being able to be distracted but we just let him cry for a while and then once he realises he won't be getting it, he stops. :) takes alot of time and patience but the beauty of it is that they are so young so they adjust quite fast. :) Jia you!

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The difficult truth is that we parents are often the ones addicted to the convenience that the digital devices bring. We depend on it to give us those moments of sanity when we need to have a quiet meal etc. If we choose to break the addiction for our children, we need to be ready to jump in and be active parents. Kids won't automatically be engaged if there is nothing to engage them. We'll need to be ready to play card games while waiting for food to arrive, or read books to them. It'll take work on our part, but I believe it goes a long way to building a strong parent/child relationship.

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Distract her with toys, interactive books or simply take her outside for a stroll or to the playground. My cousin got so annoyed with her 3 year old constantly fussing because of the ipad, no one in the house is allowed to use it around the child. Quite extreme but sometimes cold turkey is the way to go. It's quite disheartening to see babies addicted to smart technology at such a young age. I've no issues about using it to educate children but they are missing out on so much more out there in the real world

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Almost every parent face the same issue. I used to think ipad is a Monster but I tend to think it different now. Think of it as the toy of this generation. Great educational apps make learning fun. YouTube videos are actually quite fun and educational, as long as we know what she does. My wife and I try to reduce her time spent with promises "last video, 1 more min" and she gives in most of the time. We purposely bring her to the playground when it's her usual ipad time as a form of distraction :)

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Introduce arts. Because it needs parents to do it first for the child, which in parallel with others already adviced,you must be present,put away your own gadgets. Arts also give results that the child can keep and display. Some suggestions: hand/feet painting, origami, paper collage, cut and paste. Nowadays you can easily buy art supplies,pre-cut papers etc. Have fun!

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I'm facing the same problem with my 2.5yo. While I adopt similar methods and strategies suggested above, the challenge I face is that the other adults are not aligned with me. They tend to give it to my lo as a easy way out when she's in a fit. so I would add that you also got to get the rest of the adults in your household to be consistent with you.

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remove it. meaning when you all are with her also don't use it. if find it hard, then start with condition, have to finish certain things and only for certain period only. kids are about conditioning. as parents it hurts to see them kick a fuss always easier to take the easier way out. but that brings other problems.

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We had the same issue with our son. We tried to talk to him and suggest he can play 1 level or watch 1 video. At first he agreed and then still got fussy once he was done with one video. We insisted and explained it again. Then the second time, we again agreed on these terms with him and he accepted it once he was done.

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I agree. parents should be present too. meaning no hp and TV. cold turkey for all. do activities together like drawing, outdoor play, story books, baking. after a week (including weekends) of no electronics will do wonders. make sure all family member stick to same rule.

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