+ Reply to Thread
Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 83
  1. #71
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,711
    Thanks
    9,559
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Wasn't just talking about you.

    many people have dismissed it. Even people who claim they only deal in "scientific research" which I find interesting.
    You referring to me? Let me clarify - I dismiss the the interpretation some have on the studies based on the abstracts of those studies - which in no way shape or form mentions a causal link between TV and a kid and developmental delays. Clicking to find the actual study was too much work for me - I prioritise my limited time and the abstract just wasn't enough to draw me in.

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,911
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    698
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Meh. I think as long as your tots and kids are out and about and busy with real life activities for the majority of the day, a little bit of ABC for kids is the least of your worries. If anything, my 4 y/o DD has learnt soooooo many things from some of the shows on telly. Not to mention she's up and dancing to hi5 and speaking spanish with Dora. Its all good as long as you don't use it as a babysitter. Everything in moderation. My girl is far too 'busy' to sit around and watch TV for too long anyway. She'd rather be outside on her bike or scooter! She might watch one show and then she's bored. We also aren't home most days as we get out of the house and go places so maybe she's not use to being plonked in front of the box. I feel sorry for kids that live their lives in front of screens though 😣 So much more to do!
    Last edited by Gracie's Mum; 26-04-2015 at 13:20.

  3. #73
    AdornedWithCats's Avatar
    AdornedWithCats is offline Winner 2013 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2014 - Best Username

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,816
    Thanks
    6,779
    Thanked
    3,407
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/6/15Funniest Caption400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Wondering how much other scientific research people dismiss.
    I'll never forget a seminar I went to by David Vaux a few years ago. He talked about a study in the US I think that tried to replicate the results of ~200 published articles. They found that 60% were non-replicable or fraudulent! So scientific research isn't perfect and is done by humans who are fallible or in some cases are cons!

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,070
    Thanks
    1,934
    Thanked
    1,500
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    i see the confusion, I was referring to the studies listed that were longitudinal, where they took the same kids and tested them multiple times. In that instance the research is not correlational, and can conclude cause and effect.

    @cazhazkids your experiences are important but they are anecdotal, not experimental evidence. That's why the studies test thousands of kids.
    I don't want to get into a huge debate about the levels of scientific evidence but will just say the fact that a study is longitudinal does not mean it's automatically able to prove causality.

    Anyway to return to the op's post. I think a pp's suggestion of limiting morning tv sounds like a good idea. I also find when my little girl, who is admittedly younger than yours, starts to flip out over not getting her own way that distraction is my best friend.

    Anyway I'm going to opt out of this thread now. :-)

  5. #75
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,845
    Thanks
    1,822
    Thanked
    1,423
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Thanks @BettyV that's exactly what I had a problem with- saying 'causes' instead of 'potential to cause' (which is how the research states it).

    As for my feeling on being defensive, that wasn't directed solely at you @Lilaah but at the hub as a whole. But thank you.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DT75 For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (26-04-2015),BettyV  (26-04-2015)

  7. #76
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,555
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked
    910
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Honestly I think there a whole heap of things that we can expose our kids to that are worse than children's television.

    Of course too much is going to be detrimental, just like too much of anything is. It is common sense really.

    OP in the grand scheme of things, to me, it doesn't sound like your dd is watching an abnormally high amount of TV. That is, your children aren't sitting glued to it all day, and I am sure you do lots of other things with them too!


    BUT it sounds like you are worried. Trust your instincts. If you feel Dd is becoming too involved turn it off, limit TV time etc.

    We are all different and all have different ideas about how much TV our kids should be watching. But you are the mummy to your kids...go with your gut

    Good luck!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Patience86 For This Useful Post:

    DT75  (28-04-2015)

  9. #77
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,622
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,180
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    I haven't read all the replies, I got to "Its not BS, it's Scientific research"
    Here is my Scientific research.
    All of my children have had unlimited screen time from day dot.
    I have a now 5 year old who was walking by 11 months, toilet trained by 22months, could say his ABC's and count to 10 by 2yrs, knew all his letters and numbers and colours and shapes by 3, could spell his name by 3.5 and write it by 4. Is now at prep and ahead of majority of his peers.
    I have a now nearly 4 year old girl who was walking at 9 months, speaking in sentences at 18 months and completely toilet trained herself at the same age. Knows all her colours, and shapes and her ABC's, can spell her name, and is most likely starting prep next year at 4.5 because she is ready.
    My littlest has been slightly behind thanks to ear issues, but walked at 9 months and since his operation has caught up very quickly and his speech is now pretty much on par with any average 22 months old.
    So my scientific research is that screen time has had absolutely no negative effect on the development of my children
    So your kids are clever, that's great. Mine were early developers too but without so much screen time. Of course they will learn from tv but that isn't what this is about. Too much screen time can raise your childs risk of having sleep issues, attention problems, behaviour issues, anxiety, depression, obesity, unhealthy food choices. You use very little energy when watching too much tv therefore being too much is not good.

  10. #78
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,242
    Thanks
    5,043
    Thanked
    3,637
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    1000 posts in a week500 Posts in a week
    750 Posts in a week400 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/2/15Busiest Member of the Week300 posts in a week
    When I read the first few posts in this thread, DS (14 months) was literally standing and watching Sesame Street. I generally have the TV on ABC Kids for most of the day. Since he was actually watching it (a lot of the time he just plays while it's on), I felt guilty so I thought I'd try turning it off mid-show and see how he reacted. He's been running around the house playing happily with his toys ever since, go figure. Maybe I have it on for me more than him!

  11. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Apple iPhart6 For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (27-04-2015),Blessedwith3boys  (29-04-2015),CompareTheMeerkat  (27-04-2015),DT75  (28-04-2015),RaraMum  (30-04-2015)

  12. #79
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bayside Brisbane
    Posts
    7,027
    Thanks
    1,230
    Thanked
    1,959
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    So your kids are clever, that's great. Mine were early developers too but without so much screen time. Of course they will learn from tv but that isn't what this is about. Too much screen time can raise your childs risk of having sleep issues, attention problems, behaviour issues, anxiety, depression, obesity, unhealthy food choices. You use very little energy when watching too much tv therefore being too much is not good.
    No, they're no more clever than anyone else, but we watch plenty of tv and it hasn't effected them negatively in any way. That's the only point I was making. Anything in life can be done to excess. Obviously watching TV to the exclusion of all other things is going to be detrimental to a developing child, as with anything done excessively in life. I was just wanting to point out that for my children, the amount they watch, has not had a negative effect on them, despite the research that was posted in this thread saying that it does.

  13. #80
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,711
    Thanks
    9,559
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    http://coach.ninemsn.com.au/2015/04/...nd-smartphones

    Here's a professor that thinks the 2001 guidelines are outdated.

    Sounds like parents should use screen time in moderation, plan other activities that get their kids out and about and have consistent boundaries regarding not only screen time but other things as well.

    I do question the motives of parents who brag about having no screen time for their kids - there are other ways to build yourself up without trying to make others feel inferior.

  14. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to VicPark For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (29-04-2015),Apple iPhart6  (02-05-2015),CazHazKidz  (29-04-2015),CompareTheMeerkat  (29-04-2015),DT75  (29-04-2015),Frankenmum  (29-04-2015),Gracie's Mum  (30-04-2015),RipperRita  (29-04-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. 3 year old boy obsessed with his bits
    By tw1nmummy in forum 3 year olds
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 28-03-2015, 07:09
  2. Help! Obsessed with all things pregnancy/baby related.
    By rhjones in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 23-09-2014, 13:58
  3. What game are you obsessed with????
    By melimum in forum General Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 19-06-2014, 12:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months (Oct-Mar). Our indoor centre at Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!