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Kids Watching Too Much Tv
YES!: It has been proven beyond a doubt in medical studies that increased tv time is assciated with obesity, cardiovascular desease, diabetes and other medical problems that arise from sedentary lifestyle. It is not know what effect large amounts of tv have on the developing brains of children, but it is not believed ot harm the brain or cogntive function of adults. ...Read more
Games hurt your eyes: Because u spend excessive time playng video games. ...Read more
What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?
See below: They watch too much tv and play too many video games in general. ...Read more
Actually no: Video games do not in any way have a known effect on the health and function of the eyes. They may in fact train eye hand coordination to a certain degree. Because the blink rate drops, sometimes avid games players might get a bit of dryness. But the eye sight will not be altered by frequent playing. ...Read more
No: Watching tv will not make your eyes smaller. It is possible that overuse of your eyes will cause fatigue. This could cause your eyelids to become swollen and give the appearance that your eyes are smaller. ...Read more
Young children/TV: While some educational and safe entertainment value can be extracted from TV in moderation, children under the age of 5 who watch more than 4 hours/day of TV are more likely to be overweight, are more likely to be aggressive if they watch violent shows and are more likely to be fearful that something bad might happen to them; TV also reinforces gender role and racial stereotypes. More below... ...Read more
Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more
Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?
Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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