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It affects your child's brain - doctors warn

For the first two years of life, the children's brain develops dynamically, tripling its volume at this time. Never again will it change so quickly. There is great hope and responsibility at the same time.

Too little stimulation

Above all, children need our attention and interest. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.

Above you can see the brain of a child growing up in a loving family and next to the brain of a child from a Romanian orphanage. It turns out that insufficient brain stimulation leads to the formation of many inactive areas.

Too little stimulation, or really little interest in the child, is bad for the brain. It's a fact. But what if we consider the opposite situation and ask: what happens if too many impulses reach the brain?

When the brain is too stimulated ...

Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis decided that it should also be investigated what effect on the child's brain has too much stimulation, unsuitable for age. It was not difficult, especially nowadays - advanced technologies.

It turned out that the more television children watch, the greater the risk of attention problems. It can be estimated as follows: every hour of watching TV a day increases the risk of attention problems by 10%. Interestingly, not only the amount of time watching TV matters, but also what children watch. Unfortunately, scientists have noticed that even cartoons are not safe.

Therefore, it is worth supervising the time spent by the child in front of the TV, limiting it to a maximum acceptable for all ages:

  • it is believed that up to two years old children should not watch TV at all,
  • two or two and a half years old can watch an animated program lasting about 10 minutes,
  • for a 3-year-old, you can recommend a fairy tale lasting 20-30 minutes,
  • children aged 5-7 years good when watching TV for up to 40 minutes at a time.

What do you think about this?