[Widget_Twitter id=”1″]Early childhood ………
How Long Does your child spend Televiewing?
Most times our toddlers become so troublesome for our liking that the only option available to temporarily keep them busy is to leave them in front of a television for long hours unattended to by adults.
Are you doing them harm or good? Saving yourself a temporal headache does it have a longterm effect on the child?
Research from the University of Montreal’s physoeducation says
“Young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behavior toward other students at age 13, results of new study show.”
According to Dailyscience
Professor Linda Pagani and her team
“Children who watched a lot of television growing up were more likely to prefer solitude, experience peer victimization, and adopt aggressive and antisocial behaviour toward their peers at the end of the first year of middle school. Transition to middle school is a crucial stage in adolescent development. We observed that excessive televiewing at age 13 tends to complicate the situation, posing additional risks of social impairment,” demonstrated the principal investigator of the study.”
If allowing your toddler overwatch the television will cause him these harms ….experience peer victimization, adopt aggressive and antisocial behaviours, why not control it now rather than allow the child face these problems later in life?
Have you also thought of the effect of long hours of inactivity ..sitting down? Overweight ofcourse!
Remember the child isn’t going to face these problems alone, as a parent you will be directly or indirectly involved.. When these problems arise.
Save yourself the risk of suffering from high blood pressure in the future, ensure your child watches television just the recommended hours for his age.
Engage your child/ children with other activities like reading, colouring, outdoor activities.
What do you think?
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