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How do I know if my child's TV watching is a serious problem?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Here are a few indicators that something else may be amiss and you should get professional help for your child:
  • TV viewing monopolizes your child’s life;
  • you notice withdrawals or behavior flare-ups if he can’t watch;
  • TV becomes a substitute for friends, hobbies, and all other aspects of his life, or your instinct says there is a deeper problem, then it’s time to get help.

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