Kids and TV: Viewing Tips
Control children's viewing hours. For preschoolers, an hour a day is plenty. For older children, an hour to 1-1/2 hours is fine.
With your children, select programs that will be good for them and that don't run up against your own values.
Talk to your children about what they learned and what they got out of a show. If they see violent images or negative stereotypes, talk to them about it. Explain that these things are bad -- and why -- and talk about what real violence does to people.
If you can't watch a program with your children, tape it to watch with them later.
March 21, 2017
Christos Ballas, MD,Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN