Pediatricians urged to promote reading in waiting rooms
| Oct 27, 2010
Doctors need to follow their own rules when it comes to media use among children and promote reading and educational toys in their waiting rooms--instead of TV and videos.
So says new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which also calls on pediatricians to educate themselves about the risks of too much media exposure in children and ask parents how much of it their children digest daily.
Read the policy statement online and the Kaiser Foundation January 2010 study, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds.