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Kids Watching Too Much Tv
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
See below: They watch too much tv and play too many video games in general. ...Read more
Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more
S.A.D. Starting already! I TRY stay active in my home but do sit a lot & take breaks watch TV, go nowhere. HOW I FIX this! I'm Miss out on kids/life?
Psychologist.: Depression in the context of seasonal affective disorder is terrible. Hurts both emotionally and physically. Counseling with a psychologist would be your best bet to find a lasting remedy. Medications can help in the short term, but are not an appropriate replacement for counseling. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many do, some don't: Many children with autism love to watch tv, videos, and the like, and many become obsessed with specific shows or movies, some even memorizing dialogue and repeating it over and over. I recommend no more than 2 hours per day of screen time, which includes, tv, videos, video games, computer use, and smart phone use. It's best to encourage kids to interact with real people, not people on a screen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evidence?: Please take them to a park, nature walk, museum or golfing to show them how many other things you are doing.You are doing these other things aren't you? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: More then 2 hours of screen time computer games, text, tv, etc during school year is detrimental. Sports are the best way to go for healthy mind and body, gets kids to build cardiovascular and muscle tone at crucial ages. If not into sports walk, run, bottom line is move ur body. ...Read more
My daughter's step son who is 12 yrs old is autistic. He likes to sit and watch tv. Is there any good programs for autisic children or any new break?
Depends : Although tv is an easy default for children who may have difficult behaviors it should be limited. There really is nothing positive that comes from watching most television and at best the effect is neutral. Choose shows that have some educational benefit for regularly watched shows and avoid those that promote violence or inapporpriate behaviors. If there is a favorite show use as a reward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Purpose?: How old are your children? If the images are disturbing to an adult and frightening, imagine what a child might infer. As parents we must feel our children feel safe no matter what the circumstance. What ever you decide to do, try to imagine how it will impact your children. Remember kids do not interpret things as we adults do. ...Read more
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No: Watching tv or using computer does not decrease the vision or make near sightedness more likely. You should limit tv and computer and video games to less than 2 hrs per day, because prolonged sedentary activity leads to obesity.. The eye continues to grow and change shape very subtly in childhood which can lead to near sightedness, myopia, as well as heredity can predispose to myopia. ...Read more
Frequent blinking of eyes in children.Is it due to constant watching of tv , computer.Or lack of sleep, what to do?
Do nothing: Blinking is normal, and frequent blinking is not harmful. ...Read more
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