A television in the bedroom?

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Too much time in front of the bedroom TV deprives the child of more enriching developmental activities and may explain, in part, less optimal body mass, poor eating habits and socio-emotional difficulties as a teenager, says the study, published Dec. 26 in Pediatric Research.

“The early years are a critical period in a child’s development,” said study author Linda Pagani, a professor at UdeM’s School of Psycho-Education, who will be discussing her study today at the International Convention of Psychological Science, in Paris.

“Intuitively, parents know that how their children spend their leisure time will impact their well-being over the long term,” said Pagani. “And with TV being their most common pastime, it’s clear that the many hours they spend in front of the screen is having an effect on their growth and development, especially if the TV is in a private place like the bedroom.”

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For the rest of the article, please visit https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307073457.htm.

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