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Kids and TV time

posted Apr 30, 2016 15:24:11 by Dandelion
How do you handle TV time when it comes to your kids? Do they have a set time of day/amount of time they are allowed to watch? My six-year-old is pretty good about policing herself and not watching too much TV, but I wonder if that's going to change as she gets older.
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LettingGo said May 01, 2016 05:42:49
My kids are still pretty young. Only 2 and 1. I would rather they didn't get any exposure to television this early on but it already happened and I guess it must be for the best. They will get into it sooner or later. I think the optimal amount would be different for each kid and you have to gauge how much it is affecting them negatively. I think it has a lot to do with anxiety and depressive disorders.
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JamesG2252 said May 02, 2016 17:02:56
I think it is so important to limit all electronics time by children. I have read so many articles which link to studies showing that it detrimental to their brain development if they are plugged in for too long.
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Zach Trevor said Jun 19, 2016 13:16:40
I think setting a time slot for a program, like a cartoon show in the afternoon, and allowing only that is ideal. The rest of the time should be spent on creative and educational pursuits.
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KnightShade said Jul 22, 2016 12:37:42
We probably don't have to worry about TV so much because kids nowadays are more interested in phones or tablets. With all media, I think it's best to set time to teach the kids many other activities. At their young age, they need many physical activities to stimulate their growth.
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