Should you encourage your children to write thank you letters? Photo: Alamy

Should children write thank you letters this Christmas? It’ll limit their screen time, if nothing else

With experts warning too much screen time stunts children’s development, old-fashioned thank you letters might help pull them away from devices for a few minutes. But texting ‘thnx 4 ur pres gran, its gr8’ might not be all bad

Topic |   Parenting: teens

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Should you encourage your children to write thank you letters? Photo: Alamy
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.