TV viewing by children depends on the parenting style of their parents

In Bristol, a study was conducted, in which took part 431 a family in which there is a child in the age range of 10 to 11 years. The task of the researchers was to examine the impact of parenting style on the duration of TV viewing by children.

The group divided by time watching TV is less than 2 hours 2 to 4 hours and more than 4 hours a day. Parenting styles of parents classified in permissive, authoritarian and authoritative.

The results were not surprising: in the group with watching television more than 4 hours a day dominated permissive parenting style, and in the group with watching TV less than 2 hours from both parents was dominated by authoritarian style. As a result, the risk watch TV more than 4 hours 5.2 times the parents with a permissive parenting style in both parents.

Given the recent reports on the effects of TV viewing on learning ability and mental capacity of children specialists, appeal to parents with a request to limit the contact of children with the "blue" screen to maintain your physical and mental health of their children.

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