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Doctor insights on: Kids Watching Too Much Tv

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Is it okay to let my kids watch unlimited tv?

Is it okay to let my kids watch unlimited tv?

No: We suggest no more than 2 hours/day of combined TV /pleasure computer or video. Greater amounts are associated with increased childhood obesity and inattentive school behavior. ...Read more

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Do you let your kids watch unrestricted cable tv?

Do you let your kids watch unrestricted cable tv?

No.: The american academy of pediatrics recommends limiting screen time and also closely monitoring the content of movies and tv shows that our children watch. There are rating systems that can help guide parents in understanding what might be appropriate for their children. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more

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Do kids with autism like to watch tv?

Do kids with autism like to watch tv?

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 more

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Why do my kids think I retired and just sit on the couch watching tv and eating bonbons?

Why do my kids think I retired and just sit on the couch watching tv and eating bonbons?

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

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Why do some tv shows promote promiscuity and adultery? Should I let my kids watch them?

Why do some tv shows promote promiscuity and adultery? Should I let my kids watch them?

Viewership & $ : Sex increases ratings, pure and simple. No, you shouldn't allow your children to see this stuff. The later they're exposed to sex, the better. ...Read more

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Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

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