Limiting Kids TV Watching

With DVD’s and videotapes, children today are watching more television than ever before.

Do you limit your kids’ television watching to a certain number of hours per day or per week? If so, how does that compare with restrictions (or lack thereof) that your own parents had put on your television viewing as a child?

I can’t remember ever having any limits places on my TV time by my parents, but that could be because I was never spending a large amount of time in front of the television set so my parents figured that there was no need for official restrictions.

I do remember that when I was in seventh grade we read something in school about a study of kids watching to much TV and I made myself a schedule to make sure I didn’t go ove a certain amount which was 7.5 hours per week. I don’t know why I picked that number or why it stays in my mind today, but that was it. I had no trouble sticking to it so I quickly abandoned keeping track. It would be interesting if I still had that paperwork today so I could see what shows I was watching back then.

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