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A Guide to Managing Television: Tips for Your Family

Literature Cited:

[1] Roberts DF, Foehr UG, Rideout V.  Generation M:  media in the lives of 8-18 year-olds.  Kaiser Family Foundation.  March 2005.

[2] Owens J, Maxim R, McGuinn M, Nobile C, Msall M, Alario A. Television-viewing habits and sleep disturbance in school children. Pediatrics. 1999 Sep;104(3):e27. Available at:  Accessed 14 July 2006.

[3] American Academy of Pediatrics.  Television and the Family.  Accessed June 8, 2006.  Available at:

[4] National PTA. Television and media literacy fact sheet. Accessed June 8, 2006. Available at:

[5] Dickey NW. TV and babies: should viewers—be this young? Accessed July 13, 2009. Available at:

Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N.  Reviewed by Bethany J. Sallinen, Ph.D.

Updated July 2009

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