An issue that many parents struggle with is how to manage their childs TV watching habits. Just like many other things, moderation is the key. Television can both stimulate and stifle a childs development. Knowing when and how much television to allow your children to watch is a very important aspect of parenting that many parents overlook.
Some of the negative affects of television include:
Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are much more likely to be overweight.
Kids who view violent events, such as a kidnapping or murder, are also more likely to believe that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them. Research also