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Does watching a lot of television make kids nutty and mean? The answer, according to a study published in the medical journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood, is yes. The report — Do television and electronic games predict children’s psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study — found that 5-year-old kids who […]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new policy statement — Media Use by Children Younger Than Two Years — about babies and toddlers watching TV. The organization’s take is simple: The AAP discourages media use for babies and kids under two Parents should avoid putting a TV in a child’s room There may […]

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I was at a playdate today. Everyone was talking about television. Me, I was chasing around my crazy baby, so I wasn’t in the conversation. When I finally sat down one of my friends turned to me with a question: “Does [Little Girl] watch TV?” No, I said, feeling very uncomfortable. I know she’s seen […]

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This morning I woke up and checked Facebook like I always do. My sister’s status update made me laugh: “So, we watched Rudolph tonight and it was harsh! Santa made fun of Rudolph, and yelled at Rudolph’s dad for hiding the fact that he was a freak. Rudolph’s dad told his mom to stay home […]

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I’ve been talking to Katelyn about marketing since she was barely able to talk. She’d be sitting there, all cozy in her cart cover, asking for all the colorful, fun-looking products. The ones with characters on the labels, and bright, garish labels. I’d explain how smart the marketers were; how well they had done their […]

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When Big Girl was born, I got a few Baby Einstein DVDs as gifts. I looked at them. They looked cute, and were supposed to be good for her, so I popped them into the DVD player. She was about six-months-old at the time. She was instantly mesmerized. Beautiful artwork (Baby Van Gogh), funky puppets […]

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