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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Ten Reasons To Dump The Idiot Box For Brighter Youngsters

Submitted by on May 24, 2009 – 2:01 amNo Comment

Many children are introduced to television from as young as when they are still in their cots. Many parents look as television as a built-in baby sitter since it keeps the children amused when they busy doing their own work or when there is no one else around to overlook them. For many years now, children television has gained popularity and takes away more of the child’s playtime than all the other activities combined into one.

  • Television is the least bit useful for a child who watches it alone. Although he might be watching a highly educational series, he’s less likely to absorb anything constructive from it if he is watching it in an entirely passive form. He would ideally benefit from such a situation if the program is watched with other peers who would express their comments, or best with an adult who would question the child and make necessary observations and conclusions. It is only then will the program act as springboard for discussions and debates for ideas. This is anytime better than the one way, non-participatory communication.
  • Many parents let television intervene with the normal eating and sleeping patterns of their children, which leads to upset digestion and fatigued children.
  • Watching television can curb other essential play activities, especially outdoors play or playing with other children, necessary for improving their creativity, interpersonal communication skills, which are very vital for their well rounded development.
  • Television often presents information in an extremely exciting and spectacular form than their tutors or textbooks. This leads to loss of interest in books and school work is found dull and boring by children eventually.
  • Television reduces interaction and conversations in the family which is bad.
  • Overhyped, extraordinary characters depicted on screen creates a false impression on their minds with them expecting the same from people around them.
  • Violence, crimes projected on screen can blunt the child’s sensitivity where he would start accepting such behavior as normal.
  • Recent studies of children with exposure to violence on screen were known to be more aggressive towards their peers, toys and people around them.
  • Children being great imitators tend to pick up the traits and linguistics of the law breakers which seem more enticing than the heroes.
  • Light entertainment offers least learning grounds for grammar, pronunciation with children picking slangs and sloppy habits from them.
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