Controlled Screen Time

Controlled Screen Time


Not only does screen time compete for our attention—TV, tablet, phone, video games, computer—it’s proven to shorten our ability to stay engaged. Of course, it’s important to have a regimen to control access, but we want to encourage more than that: Explore the world around you.

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Not only does screen time compete for our attention—TV, tablet, phone, video games, computer—it’s proven to shorten our ability to stay engaged. Of course, it’s important to have a regimen to control access, but we want to encourage more than that: Explore the world around you.

Rediscover the Real World


Video games, television, computer time can become an abyss for a child. Losing track of time, they are more likely to forget about—or resist doing—activities that require energy and are filled with discovery. When you establish clear rules about when and how much screen time they have, you can improve other aspects of their routine, like getting proper exercise and going to bed on time. Not to mention that they get back a lot of time that can be used to explore and expand their imagination.

Tips and Tricks to Help

Set a start and end time for screen time during the day. A screen time tracker can help identify how much time is spent, when, and what it’s spent on.


Remove computers and smartphones from the child’s room at night.


Establish “Blackout” times when no electronics are allowed (for anyone in the house, including parents) such as during meals, in the car, etc. Plan conversations during those times.


Monitor what your child is doing online. Parental controls can help, but it’s also important to talk about online activity with your child, too.


Write a contract with your child committing to a screen time limit and what they’ll do instead. Be sure to build in milestones and rewards.


Explore our posts and articles for more practical ways to cut back on screens.

How Are You Exploring Your World?


Walked in the woods? Learned to play piano? Noticed a butterfly? Brillia parents are sharing their experiences, and we want to hear how your family has discovered the beauty of the world by controlling time in front of a screen.

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Really works: One of my friends recommended Brillia to me. Like my child, hers was often irritable and overly excited. After taking Brillia, she said her daughter became calm and more at ease. My child was extremely bouncy and hyperactive. At age three, she had a bad temper, anger issues, and outbursts—with or without reason. It was so difficult to manage. It felt like anything could lead to an outburst. After taking Brillia (I barely noticed how quickly it happened) her outbursts and anger subsided. My child feels so much better. It was obvious that she was suffering, but now everything has changed. I strongly recommend this product to moms. It simply changed our life.

Patricia

parent
I feel like my life has started again: My son is currently 5 years old. He has always been a very hyperactive and irritable child. He had anxiety and sleep disturbances and wanted to be held constantly. If we put him down for even a few minutes, he started to cry until we’d pick him up again. It was so hard to keep him interested. He was always on the move, and screamed and needed full attention at all times, and if he didn’t get it, he would scream louder. I couldn’t do anything and felt so tired. From his very first days, it felt like I wasn’t really living any longer— just existing. We tried several medications, but they all had so many negative side effects. Some even caused a delay in his speech and reactions, which worried me a lot. After consulting with our pediatrician, we started Brillia. At first I was nervous to give it to our son, but I was feeling so lost I needed to find a solution, so we gave it a shot. Now this is the third week we are taking it and the effect is so positive. He is calmer, and is engaging more like other children his age. Things that would have easily caused him to act out or cry in the past, don’t impact him the same way anymore. I feel so much better. He hasn’t slowed down, but is more peaceful and kinder to others. He sleeps better at night, doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night (before he could wake up every thirty minutes). I’m so very grateful to have found Brillia. Mine have tried it as well, and some have given it to their children and it helped them as well. So I highly recommend it.

Leo

parent
Great solution for nervous and excitable children: My son is a first grader and was shy and nervous in all situations. He also often suffered from headaches and cried a lot. First grade created a lot of pressure for him. New school, new kids, new teacher—it was a lot to take on. A child psychologist was helping us with his adjustment, and recommended Brillia for children. It worked wonderfully. Brillia helped my child to become calm, helped with his stress, and helped him focus. Unlike other medicines in this category, it didn’t make him drowsy or sluggish. We started it about 3 weeks before school began. We didn’t notice the impact right away, but slowly his sleep has changed. He is now sleeping restfully. We can talk to him about school and he has a positive outlook, no stress, less fears. He has made friends. Problems exist, but he doesn’t make a tragedy out of them. We are not taking Brillia right now as our course has finished. Fortunately I don’t see any deterioration and we are trying to stick to the program during our off month. We’re so happy with our experience with Brillia.

Jasmine

parent
It works amazing: At the age of two, our son’s neurologist told us that our child has attention and focus issues and recommended Brillia. To be honest, we were really afraid of the diagnosis and the fact that he had to take medicine at that age. After online researches and consultations with two other specialists, we found out that actually it’s a very common problem and many children have the same diagnosis these days. We also knew that between the age of 2 and 3 kids are still rapidly developing, and weren’t convinced that at this age giving medicine was necessary, so we refused to do it. Finally one of our friends, a respected specialist, persuaded us that as Brillia is a homeopathic product it won’t do any harm to our child. It is designed to help children be calmer, fight the stress, and improve their focus. He recommended to take it a few months before going into childcare. Eventually we bought it. Our son likes how it tastes. It’s sweet. We dissolve it in a spoon of water. It’s been two months since we started to take it. The effect is really tangible. He is calmer. He reacts less dramatically if he doesn’t get what he wants. But I want to warn you, don’t think that all your problems will disappear immediately and your child will become obedient and will start to act as a well-behaved kid all the time. Have patience. You’ll see the result. Don’t forget it works slower, but doesn’t harm your child.

Holly

parent
Effective: I started to notice strange changes in myself. I found I felt I had to rotate something in my hands or constantly shake my legs. I could easily start a fight or have outbursts because of some inconsequential issue. I was nervous and very irritable. Finally I visited a therapist and he recommended Brillia. After reading all the positive online reviews, I decided to try it out. After two months I started to notice improvements. I wasn’t nervous anymore and I just felt calmer. Since I’ve started, I’ve heard that other friends of mine have tried it as well, and some have given it to their children and it helped them as well. So I highly recommend it.

Carlos

teenage
Great product: I started to take Brilla after my friend recommended it to me. I was so overloaded with school work and had no time to rest. My level of stress was so high and it affected my mood, my sleep, my grades and my health. After one month, I started to feel results. Less stress and better sleep. Fortunately I am able to focus better and do more. Couldn’t wish for more.

Leo

teenage
Simply—it works: My child was extremely difficult to manage. He didn’t want to get ready for school in the mornings. If he didn’t like something, he would lie down and cry hysterically. He just couldn’t control his emotions. I ended up buying Brillia. My son took it for just one month and feels much better. He’s better behaved and doesn’t have emotional outbursts as much any longer. I am so relieved!


Katherine

parent
It was such a relief to find Brillia for my child. He hasn’t had any side effect, it doesn’t make him drowsy, and my husband and I have noticed a remarked improvement in his calm and focus.

Abigail

parent
Brillia has been a life saver for me and my child, and our family … I find it’s especially effective together with magnesium and vitamin B6 supplements.

Lilly

parent
Since my daughter’s been taking Brillia, she has much better control over her emotions and concentration. The move to high school with a bigger campus and new students was very stressful for her, and made her even more anxious. Brillia helped ease the process and the transition. It has also helped her focus in her classes and get better grades.

Monique

parent