Considering that we as parents usually tune in our television sets to kill time or when we’re getting bored, it is very hard for kids to avoid television. In some homes the television is on even without anyone watching. In fact many parents buy educational CDs for their kids in order to build their IQ.
However, experts say that anything in excess can be detrimental to your health. The same applies to TV as well. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics says that kids under 2 should not watch any TV and those older than 2 should watch no more than an hour of quality programming? Here are five ways in which TV harms your child’s health.