If watching TV is this bad, imagine what studies are going to say about video games in a couple of years.
According to the new study, watching too much TV can be extremely detrimental to a kid’s health. Apparently long periods viewing television raises the risk of triggering autism, bad eyesight, obesity and premature puberty. Yikes!
Considering the health problems many kids are having these days, this study doesn’t really say anything that we haven’t already figured out. However, the fact it is so much a part of people’s everyday lives, it is difficult to break routine even if it means you and your children’s health will benefit.
As much as we try not to put the little guy in front of the boob tube, there are times in the evening that a half an hour of cartoons or hockey calms him down enough to allow a smooth transition to bed.
Hopefully, as Baby G grows up, he’ll be a little more interested in hanging out than he is now, and we’ll be able to calm him down with a book or some toys. Recently, I’ve also made it a goal of mine to shut off the TV when I get home to discourage him from getting hooked.