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Watching too much TV can impair preschoolers’ development.

University of Montreal researchers say spending many hours in front of the TV is harmful during this critical stage of development. It can prevent preschoolers from engaging in more enriching developmental activities and lead to emotional trouble in teenhood.

This study found these effects to be especially prominent when the TV is in a private area like the bedroom.

Researchers suggest children spend more time engaging in physical activity and social interactions to develop properly.


UCL (2017, June 2). Children With Bedroom TV at Significantly Higher Risk of Obesity. NeuroscienceNew. Retrieved June 5, 2017 from

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is Senior Writer and Editor at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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