So there are the studies that tv watching causes ADHD. Too late for me since he is 6 years old. He did not watch a ton of tv when he was younger but I did let him watch a couple shows a week, mostly on weekends since he was in daycare (with no tv). But no I feel guilty that I somehow caused this. We are struggling with him in school and at home. So I was reading about tv and ADHD this morning and thinking maybe I need to cut off the tv and video games. He doesn't get a lot of TV time but if I cut it out will that help the ADHD? Or is it just here to stay no matter what and nothing will help improve him? I am just feeling kinda bummed I guess that my child is not 'normal' and is struggling to act right and want to do whatever I can to help him. I wish I could say help him get better and to be like everyone else in a way but maybe that is not possible.
Anyways- will less TV improve his ADHD?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Sep. 28, 2013 in General Parenting
Watching tv does not cause ADHD. It may make his symptoms more extreme. From what you described it sounds like he doesn't watch much tv anyways, so you may not see much of a difference, or you might if you replace tv with a physical activity. What I noticed that helped my son was going on hiking trips and just being outside in general. We love geocaching since it combined technology and the outdoors, it was a perfect fit.
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