My daughter got scared by a movie, what should I do?

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Q: Last week, my 2-year-old daughter watched the Disney movie The Jungle Book. She hasn’t stopped talking about how scary the characters were and how she’s having bad dreams about them, but she keeps asking the watch the movie. We decided to put the movie away until she’s a little older. Did we make the right decision? How can we address this subject with her as we move forward?

How much TV is too much TV?

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Q: The television is a constant source of conflict in our house. I am always battling with my 2nd and 5th grade kids about how much TV they watch, but I’m not even sure what a good limit would be. How much TV is too much TV?

How can we set good examples of media use for our kids?

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Q: My child is still an infant, so he isn’t using much media yet. But I am realizing that my husband and I are constantly “connected”! Our laptops, cell phones, and iPods are always on, mostly for work reasons. How should we limit our own media use to set the best example for our children?

About Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician

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My Many Jobs: Parent of four Pediatrician in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) Director of Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA) Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health Former career as… Read more »

Do YOU have a question?

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Do YOU have a question about children and media?  Ask the Mediatrician! Submit your question by sending an email to cmch@childrens.harvard.edu Your real name will not be posted; we’ll come up with a disguised name for you before we post an answer. Please tell us your location (city and state). Please tell us the age… Read more »