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Does watching TV cause attention deficiencies in children?

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Some experts think that watching television can hinder a child's ability to learn to pay attention. In any case, the American Academy of Pediatrics says children younger than 18 months should watch very little TV. The academy also says that between the ages of 2 and 5, they should watch no more than 1 hour a day.

From: Can You Prevent ADHD? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: "Behavioral Treatment for ADHD."

ADHD Library.org: "Teaching Attention Skills to Children with ADHD."

MedlinePlus: "Hyperactivity and Sugar."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: "Behavioral Treatment for ADHD."

ADHD Library.org: "Teaching Attention Skills to Children with ADHD."

MedlinePlus: "Hyperactivity and Sugar."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

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