Friday, February 20, 2009

The Effects of Spending Too Much Time in Watching TV

While watching television is one of the most effective visual ways to teach our children with good manners and other things, spending too much in watching TV can also cause bad effects to their health and attitude as well. Most often than not, their young minds may be affected by the hours spent to this hobby especially if they are not guided.

Some of the harmful effects of spending too much time in watching television to children are not visible at once and its acquisition is sometimes gradual. Here are some of them.

1. It can affect our child’s eating habit. It is more often that children are very hard to call for dinner when they are over exposed to television, resulting to the irregular time of eating important meals in a day.

2. Physical effects like rapid weight gaining. This is especially true for children who are eating junk foods and other unhealthy snacks while watching TV.

3. Effects in attitude. Movies or programs with violent theme and related events may affect their attitude and thinking.

4. Poor eyesight. We must remember that television has radiation that can affect the eyes of our young ones.

5. It is addictive. Over exposure to watching television can be indeed addicting not just to children but to adults like us as well. This may result to becoming a couch potato and being negligent to other important chores in the house.