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Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

by Erin Dower

Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give valuable perspective. Take our polls and see how your parenting choices compare!

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what is the right age, baby with TV remote

...Start Watching TV


Turning on the tube for babies is somewhat taboo. The AAP strongly discourages TV viewing for tots under age 2. But is that realistic for the average family? Also, when (if ever) is it okay for kids to have a TV in their bedroom?

Q: At what age did you introduce your child to television?

38% 

0-12 months

29% 

1-2 years

27% 

2+ years

6% 

My child does not watch TV.

819 Total votes cast.

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