TV is a mixed bag. On the one hand, there are some excellent educational shows for kids -- fine in small doses, and with supervision. But most shows on TV are not appropriate for kids, and too much TV (or computer time) may mean trouble sleeping and not enough activity.
Before you hit the "On" button, here are some tips on using TV the right way:
Experts recommend not letting your child watch TV until age 2.
After age 2, you can choose a few educational programs and watch them together with your child.
Limit TV time to no more than an hour or two each day.
Don't use the TV as background noise. When no one's watching, turn it off.
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