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Ways Parents Can Turn TV for Child's Creativity, Good Use & Effect etc

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Updated on Apr 08, 2020

Ways Parents Can Turn TV for Childs Creativity Good Use Effect etc
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Below is the question that always pop-up in mind of every parent.

Effects of television on child development?
Are there positive or negative effects of television on children?
Is television good or bad for children?
How does tv affect children's behavior? and more

While I was expecting my now 8-year-old son, I had a lot of thoughts on how I would bring him up and turn him into one of those perfect kids with the best habits, intellectual interests, and articulate mannerisms. What I never realized was that this child will have his own personality, habits, tastes, and interests which will be evident from day 1. Children are not meant to be a replica of your image of perfection but individuals who find and create their own spaces, albeit with some guidance from our experiences.

How TV Can Impact Child Positively?

Television is an integral part of kids growing up and I learned this from my own experience. If used intelligently, TV can actually be a source of great knowledge for kids. My son, Shaurya, like any other child, was very fond of TV since the time he was a year old. He would stare at the moving images on the TV set. There was no point keeping him off the TV so I decided to put it into good use. I also realized that kids need entertainment and variety in what they do. So while we allowed him to watch TV, we restricted the types of shows that he would watch. Of course, cartoons are a part of growing up and all of us still remember our favorite cartoon characters. I didn’t want to deprive him of this experience so I allowed him to watch his cartoon channels, but his time slots were decided. I also used TV time as a reward, for his accomplishments.

TV Watching Benefis for Kids - My Story 

Shaurya has learned a lot by watching sports channels, discovery and animal planet. Not to say that he doesn’t watch his cartoons and movies, he does, but I make sure that TV is a restricted form of entertainment for him and that he doesn’t watch TV when he is supposed to play in the park. I organize a movie day for him and his friends once a month, all the children gather in our house on that day for a movie, some popcorns and ice cream. They watch TV and enjoy some kiddie time.

Shaurya wants his personal space and ‘my time ‘……and he generally loves to unwind with a cartoon show on TV, which is not that bad a thing. I have tried making him realize that TV is good but an excess is not allowed. Rather than putting restrictions, we as parents have decided to allow TV viewing but with a degree of responsibility integrated into this form of entertainment.

Happy TV Watching, Happy Parenting 

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Nov 07, 2012

Very true.. the show that kids watch in their initial years somewhere contribute to the learning, knowledge and their personality.. my son has been watching discovery and there have been times when he answered questions in class purely on the basis of his recall from these tv shows. And yes what's a kids life without cartoons !

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| Jun 03, 2015

Very useful post, kids are more affected by ads than the shows. For eg. , kids think that Maggi, top ramen, kinder joy ... were all good food.

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| May 26, 2017

great read... Can you tell me which are these cartoons shows you let him watch? or what other shows i can show to my kid to that he learns some valuable life values?

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| Oct 29, 2018

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| Nov 15, 2018

Really helpful. It worries me all the time that I am allowing my daughter a lot of screen time but as you have pointed out TV can be used in a positive way if planned properly. It is in the interest of the children that we allow them some relaxation and entertainment. Your movie time with friends idea is really good. Will surely use it. Thanks for the post.

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