June 02, 2006

Gather Round the TV! (No thanks)

According to "The Media Family" study, 80 percent of children under age 6 watch an average of two hours of TV per day.


This is from a BusinessWeek article, and it astounds me. Now, I'm not parenting expert, but this seems like a bad idea to me. When you add this to what I heard from Slate.com's podcast, that about 20% of 0-2 year olds have a TV in their bedroom, I think we're gonna have to pin this one on the parents, not the kids.

Even the very conservative American Association of Pediatrics recommends -zero- TV for children under two.

TV is not your friend. These children watching many many commercials. Please, make it stop.

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