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Children’s television viewing habits became a hot topic in parenting with recent controversy over Spongebob Squarepants and its links to poor attention span in children. We explored television viewing habits with our latest poll: “On average, how many hours of television do your children watch a day?”
Here are the poll results:
Good news is majority of you are within the recommended range of television viewing. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of one to two hours per day of “quality screen time” for children aged 2 and older. Screen time refers to viewing TV, movies, video games and computers.
Positive Effects of Television
Negative Effects of Television
These negative effects of television viewing can be lessened with extra attention and care from parents:
All in all, it’s important to maintain a balanced lifestyle. For every minute your children spend in front of the television, make sure they also spend time reading, riding bikes or jumping on trampolines!
What television rules do you enforce in your home and why?
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