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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Despite marketing claims that some television programs and DVDs help infants and toddlers learn, recent studies show that TV provides only empty calories for a child’s growing brain. The following research brief reviews the evidence that parents and caregivers of young children should take television off the menu.
    1. Pediatricians are firmly against programing modified specifically for young children, particularly when it is utilized to market toys, games, dolls, unhealthy foods and other items to babies. Furthermore, television will discourage and replace reading. Reading needs much more thinking than TV, and we realize that perusing books encourages youngsters’ healthy brain improvement. Kids from families that have the TV on a lot invest less time reading and being read to and are less likely to be able to read.
    2. television is a bad influence on kids, because watching TV at an early age can affect children’s brain development. For instance, the early years of a youngster are important to their development.
  2. Feb 2018
    1. Reinforce your values. Point out words and behavior in popular TV shows, websites, and music that are both positive and negative examples of what you do and don't want your kids to model. What you say to your child is up to you, but have the discussion.