Lots of parents-stressed or not-use television as an occasional babysitter. In fact, the average American kid watches three to four hours of television a day. The recent tough recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children under 2 watch no TV at all underscores the difficulty all well-intentioned parents have trying to work out what's best for their children and what's realistic. As in all things, a little compromise can go a long way.
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