This is the reason why mum Shilpa Shetty doesn't let her son watch TV!
As any mother there are certain parenting rules that Shilpa Shetty swears by.
We all know that Shilpa Shetty is a hands-on mother and really takes extra care of her son Viaan, who just turned four-years-old. As any mother there are certain parenting rules that Shilpa Shetty swears by. One of them being not letting her son watch TV.
The gorgeous mommy says that she doesn't allow Viaan to watch television as it has a negative impact on his behaviour.
“I am a very protective mother. I don’t allow my son to watch television as it gets aggressive to watch at times. However, I plan to show him my upcoming show Super Dancer. This would be his first tryst with television,” Shilpa told the media at the launch of her new dance reality show.
How TV impacts your child's behaviour
Shilpa has raised a very important point here. Television can actually impact your child's behaviour and also the way he speaks to you, his friends and other family members.
Science says that television viewing can contribute to your child's aggressive behaviour, decreased interest in reading and school activities, and poorer health habits and attitudes.
Psychological research has shown three major effects of seeing violence on television
- Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others
- Children may be more fearful of the world around them
- Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others
The research also says that kids who watch a lot of TV are less aroused by violent scenes than are those who only watch a little, which means that they become less sensitive to violence in general, and less likely to see anything wrong with it.
Continue reading on the next page to know what tips you must keep in mind when your child watches TV!
However, keeping your child off television can be a mammoth task in itself. Here are a few tips suggested by Web Md that would help you:
- Pay attention to what your children are watching and be careful that they do not watch any offensive or violent cartoon. Change the channel or turn off the TV when violent or offensive material comes on and tell your child why you are doing so.
- A better idea would be to watch TV with your kids so that you switch it off when something offensive shows up.
- Follow a "TV diet" for your kids and limit their screen time. This would be just like your child away from junk food.
- Never instal your television set in the bedroom, which is a common practice in many Indian families.
- Consider installing child lock or blocking certain channels which you know are sure shot violent or inappropriate.
- Never let you child watch television during meal times. This might lead to overeating and also you child doesn not really know enjoy the food that he is eating.
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