Does your child watch television? If she does, there are important facts you need to know about the potential damaging effects of TV on children who watch too much. Children who watch television excessively are at risk for several potential side-effects. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), children who watch more than 10 hours per week of TV are at increased risk of:
As a parent, there are strategies you can use to improve your child's television viewing habits. Take inventory, and make you child's TV time productive and enriching. Try these sensible tips recommended by the AMA:
Instead of tuning in to television, help your child turn the focus instead on the fun activities he can do in real life. Some ideas include:
Source: American Medical Association
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