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Quality TV programs lead to better behavior in kids

Parents of toddlers can attest that their kids are like sponges. What they hear is what they’ll repeat, and what they watch is what they’ll imitate.

For children who spend hours glued to the television, their words and actions are tied to what’s on the screen. Perhaps that’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the less time a child spends in front of the tube, the better.

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