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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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