Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 29

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Carson, V.; Spence, J.C.; Cutumisu, N. &  Cargill, L. (2010). Association between neighborhood socioeconomic status and screen time among pre-school children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 10(1), 367. Available online June 24. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that girls living… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 16, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., & Marshall, S.J. (2009).  Is television viewing a suitable marker of sedentary behavior in young people? Ann Behav Med. Available Online Oct 7. This study was conducted to test whether TV viewing… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 9, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: de Bruijn, G.J. & van den Putte, B. (2009). Adolescent soft drink consumption, television viewing and habit strength: Investigating clustering effects in the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Appetite, 53(1), 66-75. This study explores adolescent soft drink… Read more »

My 4 year old is obsessed with the Disney Channel, what should I do?

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Q: Recently my 4 year old daughter has found a new, almost obsessive interest in the Disney Channel shows (Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, etc). TV was never a problem before, but now she would rather watch these shows than do anything else. I also think that these shows may be too big-kid for her. What do you think, and how can I get her away from the TV without fuss?