Ah, the age-old dilemma which stumps parents to this day. Regular readers of alifeoflovely.com may have come across a post that tackles creating a child’s room. For anyone who hasn’t read it, the gist is about using design techniques to develop a space that is functional and fabulous. Of course, there is more to a boudoir than wallpaper and carpet. Nowadays, it’s a sanctuary for kids to play games, do their homework, and relax after a hard day at school. So, the accessories are essential. With that in mind, here are the things you should and shouldn’t consider installing. Some of the following may surprise a lot of people.
Should: TV Screen
Common logic dictates that children these days watch too many movies and TV series, and it is right in a sense. However, not every kid is an addict who sits in front of the boob tube 24 hours a day. Sure, your son or daughter may not get as much fresh air as you’d like, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a TV set. For one thing, it helps them to de-stress, plus it’s entertaining and keeps them occupied. From your point of view, it also means there’s no need to watch the same stuff as aerialforce.co.uk offers a multiroom option. Check it out if you’re interested.
Shouldn’t: Laptop; Mobile Phone; Tablet Etc
Some electronics are necessary, but too many are overkill. And, it’s not just because their eyes will go square (we all know it’s a lie). No, it’s actually related to sleep and overall health. Electronic devices give off radio waves which the body picks up during rest. As a result, they can impact the quality and duration of sleep, which is potentially unhealthy for kids. Everyone knows what they are like when they are tired and cranky.
Hopefully, your son or daughter likes to read because knowledge is power according to brainyquote.com. If they don’t, filling the room with dead trees is an excellent way to encourage them to delve into a thrilling storyline. After all, even they get bored of playing video games and watching TV, and it may add an element of “why not?” Of course, books look amazing anyway. It’s almost worth doing it even if they don’t care just to mess around with style. All it takes is one story for them to get hooked and never turn back.
Shouldn’t: Exercise Equipment
It’s nice that they want to maintain their health, but they shouldn’t do it unsupervised. As children, there’s a chance they may hurt themselves in the process. Take weights as an example. As the name suggests, they are heavy and have been known to trap people. Should this happen without a spotter, they will get in serious trouble. By all means, encourage them to exercise and workout, but insist they do it in a safe space. A cool gift would be to buy them a gym membership. Please note, this is a collaborated post.
As a parent, what do you allow and not allow in your kid’s private space?
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