Behavioral Challenge: Excessive Television Watching Excessive television watching is a challenge which affects many children, and which causes much consternation for parents who are concerned about their children’s welfare. The nature of the behavior is linked to changes in social dynamics. As noted by Bergler (1999), changes in the way that our society works, especially in urban environments, has shifted the way that children and their parents interact, and the connections they have with the community. In essence, more children are likely to be left at home by themselves due to the economic necessity of both parents going to work on a full-time basis, which leads to isolation and self-care. Bergler (1999) writes that watching television,...The end:
.....pecial program on television, Bobby can ask for special permission to watch that program. If Bobby is sick and has to stay home from school, he will be permitted to watch television when he is not sleeping Schedule Bobby will fill out the following schedule every week, and he will receive a sticker for each day that he watches one hour of television or less. References Bergler, R. (1999). The effects of commercial advertising on children. Commercial Communications, 7, 41-48. Neville, L., Thomas, M., & Bauman, A. (2005). Food advertising on Australian television: The extent of children’s exposure. Health Promotion International, 20, 104-112. Osofsky, J. (1999). The impact of violence on children. Domestic Violence and Children, 9, 33-50.