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There was recently an article on the Examiner that discussed a “joint study conducted by the Universities of Montreal and Michigan  concluded that  for children under the age of 5 watching too much television is becoming a major health issue. The study which followed 1300 children concluded that negative effects on children after age 10 rose dramatically for every hour of TV watched when the child was a toddler.” You can find the rest of the article here.

The biggest concerns in the article revolved around the correlation between watching too much television and bad eating habits, as well as “evidence that the children who watched more than 2 hours a day of TV also showed:

  • less ability or inclination to participate in classroom activities,
  • a decrease in math skills, and
  • were more likely to be bullied, teased and even assaulted by classmates.”

What do you think? Do the results of this study surprise you? Do you limit the amount of TV time in your home? Tell us in the comments!

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