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Doctor insights on: How Close Should My Child Sit To The Tv

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Is it really harmful to a child's eyes of they sit close to the tv?

Is it really harmful to a child's eyes of they sit close to the tv?

Harmful effect tv: Although there is no proof that sitting too close to tv screen or computer screen causes any harm.There is still a consensus of opinion that the inrease rate of myopia seen these days where the distant images are blurred is probabely caused by sitting too close to the tv screen.The children should be insructed to sit more then an arms length from the screen, tv viewing time should be limited. ...Read more

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Is it bad to let my child watch tv?

Is it bad to let my child watch tv?

Yes: The american academy of pediatrics recommends that children under 2 years of age not watch any tv at all. Children over 2 years of age should be limited to 1-2 hours of quality programming per day. Your baby will be better off with direct interaction with you and others as the first 2 years are a very critical time for brain development and tv may only serve to get in the way. ...Read more

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When I should let my child learn foreign language? What is the best way for him to learn? TV or video is helpful? When should I expose him it? Thanks

When I should let my child learn foreign language? What is the best way for him to learn? TV or video is helpful? When should I expose him it? Thanks

As infant & talk: The earlier you can expose child to the second language, the better. The best way for the infant to learn it is to have someone speak it to him. Studies on language development show that the infants are watching our lips and mouths as newborns to try and emulate how we make our words. Blind children lag behind in speech because they are not able to see the lips/mouth. direct speech is best! ...Read more

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Me n my hubby sleep very late around 2/3am.Surf net or tv.What are i'll effects on health due to such lifestyle in long term.He smokes.We have a child?

Me n my hubby sleep very late around 2/3am.Surf net or tv.What are i'll effects on health due to such lifestyle in long term.He smokes.We have a child?

Bad habits: In india u must have heard the syaing "eartly 2 bed early 2 rise keeps you healthy, wealthy and happy" you are disturbing ur biological clock rhythm by not sleeping until the wee hours of the morning. It has deleterious effects on ur health. Secondly, if your huby smokes, it is bad for him and if he does smoke inthe hluse, it is bad for u and ur child. ...Read more

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Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Unanswered: Some studies point to an association, while other see no correlation. The american academy of pediatrics warns against excessive electronic media exposure, but not because of increased adhd, but because of increased aggressiveness in those exposed to too many hours of violent video games or media. ...Read more

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Good morng is it. A fact if a teenage kid are even a child chew gum it can mess with there lungs heard something on tv about that?

Good morng is it. A fact if a teenage kid are even a child chew gum it can mess with there lungs heard something on tv about that?

No problem: This does not pass the common sense test. If you rely on the talking heads on tv for medical information you will be miss lead the majority of the time.Much of what they do and say is primarily for ratings/stirring up controversy/adding viewers. It often relies on repeating the unfounded pronouncements of others cited in interviews rather than data from real research. ...Read more

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Do you think the amount of tv a child watches can cause him to gain weight?

Yes: Most pediatricians would recommend no tv or videos at all under age two. I personally don't recommend any tv for school age children during the school week (it is a distraction from homework and reading). There is a strong link between watching tv/playing video games and gaining weight. On weekends 1-2 hours a day is probably ok. ...Read more