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Doctor insights on: Should I Let My Children Watch Tv Views Of Intense Storm Damage Of Our City

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Should I let my children watch tv views of intense storm damage of our city?

Should I let my children watch tv views of intense storm damage of our city?

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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What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

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

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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 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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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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If you watch tv in the dark will it damage your vision?

If you watch tv in the dark will it damage your vision?

No: We watch movies in the dark! same differnce. Glare may be a problem for you, however. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is exercise better or worse if you're watching tv at the same time?

Is exercise better or worse if you're watching tv at the same time?

Depends: Exercise is all dependent upon how hard you are working, how long you are doing it and what your goals are. Certainly doing exercise while watching tv is much better than watching tv alone. ...Read more

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My 10 weeks old seem to like to watch tv, can I let her watch show that has bright colors?

My 10 weeks old seem to like to watch tv, can I let her watch show that has bright colors?

Yes: Unless there are specific neurologic problems that her pediatrician has mentioned can be exacerbated by TV images (can't think of any), then yes - bright colors are ok. ...Read more

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Can my 2-month-old watch tv?

Can my 2-month-old watch tv?

No: There is no benefit to the development of an infant to watch tv. So many better ways to stimulate their brains. ...Read more

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Can my 6-month-old watch tv?

Can my 6-month-old watch tv?

Why Would They ?: A 6mo old may respond to the noise and visual effects. But there are many better ways to stimulate their sensory systems thru more formal music, reading and talking to them etc. ...Read more

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How long can I watch tv while wearing my glasses?

How long can I watch tv while wearing my glasses?

No limit: Glasses improve the clarity of the view and can be used for this purpose on viewing tv. The only damage you do is that the content on tv is sometimes questionable. ...Read more

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

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 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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Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

No: Using your eyes will not change your glasses prescription. Eyes slowly change shape over time but the causes for this are undetermined. There is no relationship between activities using the eyes (like reading, using the computer and so forth) and the type or amount of change. ...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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Why do my eyes hurt whenever i watch tv?

Why do my eyes hurt whenever i watch tv?

Dry eye/strain: Dry eye or eye strain can cause discomfort. Try using artificial tears to help lubricate the eye and see if that helps. You may also want to have your vision checked to see if glasses could help. ...Read more

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