Toddlers' TV habits
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|Wed, 05-05-2010 - 2:49pm|
The TV has been called a lot of things, but a healthy activity is probably not one of them. Still, the "electronic babysitter" has provided a welcome respite for many an overworked mom.
A new study this week linking toddlers’ television viewing with poor school performance and unhealthy habits, though, might have many reconsidering. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, tracked the TV habits of 1,300 two-year-olds for two years. The average time toddlers spent watching TV was 8.82 hours per week, or about 1.2 hours per day. Researchers then followed up with the children when they were 10.
Read the entire article here: Toddlers' TV Habits Linked to a Slew of Health Problems- http://www.ivillage.com/toddlers-tv-habits-linked-slew-health-problems/156105?ice=iv:mb:msg:kp
The statistics in the article are alarming.