Facts of Life
Parents who want to thwart the TV from turning their children into couch potatoes don't have to trash the set. In a recent research project, preschool children who read, did projects and ate dinner together with their family watched substantially less television than their peers who did not participate in the project. Results were published in the Februar y issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. There's more on the study, along with some helpful TV-busting tips, at http://www.bassett.org/pediatricsresearch.cfm.
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