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Television and Media, and FREE WEBINAR!!

August 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Telelvision and Media: Do you Know Exactly How they Are Influencing Your Children?

I understand needing a little time away from your child (and your child needing a little time away from you!) but video games (and large quantities of television) are not the way to go if you want a smart, focused, calm child!

It is well documented in scientific journals that children under the age of at least 5 should not be playing video games or other electronic toys.  This includes those edutainment games like leapster.  Their brains are still forming, and electronic blipping gadgets stimulate a pleasure center in the brain that winds up mis-wiring their neurological synapses.  Children who are exposed too early to television, video games, and other electronic toys, run the risk of developing attention deficit disorders, and other problems with focus. 

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends NO TELEVISION until after the age of 2.  And then not more than 2 hours per day until much older.

Much better to let them play outside instead… now THAT is entertainment!!

If you would like to read more about how the brain develops in the first 5 years, and why it is important to keep them away from certain media, I recommend “Bright From the Start” by Dr. Jill Stamm.

Or you can watch this webinar on media and children:

“Is Media the Other Parent?  The Influence of Media and Technology on Young Children.”  

Presented by NACCRRA’s Child Care Aware Parent Network

Tuesday, August 24 from 8:00-9:00 PM EDT (5:00-6:00 PM PAC.)  

Featuring guest speaker:

Media and technology are evolving at a rapid pace, affecting young children in both positive and negative ways. Join us to learn about the impact of media on young children and most importantly, hear expert guidance about how to raise and educate children in today’s 24/7 media world.

 Register at:

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