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A Television-Free Home: Is It for You?

(From God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child by Dr. Walt Larimore. All rights reserved) For a variety of healthy reasons, more and more families have chosen to pull the plug on television. They may do it to promote family closeness, … Continue reading

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‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Daycare centers purposely flout TV guidelines

A shocking study has reported that media, such as just turning on the TV, is used far too often as a replacement for adult-child interaction. In fact, the study showed that, “More than two-thirds of daycare centers included in a … Continue reading

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Too much TV increases cardiovascular risk for kids

In a number of previous blogs, I’ve warned you of the risks of too much TV for your kids. Now we have a new and far scarier risk to consider — the development of premature cardiovascular disease .

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Long-term harm seen with too much TV for toddlers

The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers warn. The study of 1,300 children by Michigan and Montreal universities found negative effects on … Continue reading

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More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children who watched more TV at age 2 weighed more by the time they were … Continue reading

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Time spent watching television may be linked to increased risk of death

The Wall Street Journal reports that there may be a link between the time an individual spends watching television and his or her risk of death, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. Bloomberg News picked up the story, … Continue reading

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Daycare May Feed Your Kids’ TV Habit

According to a AP story, “Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they are sitting as many as … Continue reading

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TV watching is linked to aggression in kids. You think?

A new study confirms many others: the more TV a 3-year-old watches, the more likely he or she is to behave aggressively.

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Television Viewing Linked to Blood Pressure Increases in Children

In the past I’ve discussed the studies showing that the more screen time kids have (TV, Internet, video games, cell phone), the more likely they are to be overweight or obese, the less sleep they will get, and the less … Continue reading

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Yet another study suggests television viewing may impair children’s language development

As most parents will admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like the boob tube. What shocks most parents to learn is that more than a half dozen studies now suggest that the TV babysitter has a steep price: the … Continue reading

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Study Links Teen Sex to Childhood TV Habits

Children who are exposed to adult-themed TV shows and movies are more likely to have sex in early adolescence, according to a study by Children’s Hospital Boston.  More Information:

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Too Much TV and Web time harms kids’ health in almost every way

Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web is strongly associated with a wide range of health problems among kids, including obesity and smoking. More Information:

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Should Children Have TVs in their Bedrooms?

Here’s one simple way to keep your children healthy: Ban the TV in their bedroom. My Take?

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Background TV disruptive for very young children

Reuters Health is reporting that having the television on in the background while pre-schoolers play with their toys disrupts their efforts to sustain attention, even when they don’t pay much attention to it, and may harm their development. The research … Continue reading

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