Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, researcher, and parent whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. His research with mice shows us how over stimulation through “intense” t.v. watching can negatively influence children’s ability to pay attention in school.
It makes me wonder how video games are impacting kid’s ability to pay attention in school. This is another stream of research that would be great to follow.
Dr. Christakis explains the brain and how stimulation impacts it. I found this 15 minute TedX talk very informative. I trust you will as well.
In order to set limits on T.V. watching or video games, read the following DISCIPLINE ARTICLES:
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©2016 Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, has been a Family Success Coach since 1994. She works with parents and organizations who want more cooperation, mutual respect and understanding between adults and children. Cynthia presents her expertise through speaking and private parenting coaching sessions. She writes the Middle School Mom column for the Parenting on the Peninsula magazine. She works with parents of 4 – 25 year-old children.
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