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A study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine revealed that babies who spend time watching TV are more likely to have delayed cognitive development and language at 14 months. This holds true most especially if the programs they watch are not age-appropriate.
According to the research, babies who are watching 60 minutes of TV daily gained developmental scores which are one-third lower at 14 months compared to babies who were not watching that much TV. Researchers believe that the discrepancy may be due to the fact that because of watching TV, parents and kids miss out on interactions like talking and playing which are necessary to learning and development.
This study just re-enforces the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that there should be no TV watching for babies who are 2 years old and younger.
I had a very different Mother’s Day celebration this year. For a change, my husband is around and we started commemorating it the day before the exact day with a movie date. We watched Fast and Furious 5 sans our daughter using the movie passes given to us last Christmas by one of my brothers in-law. We also shopped for gifts for the other mothers in the house. My mother in-law, sister in-law, grandma and aunt all got chocolates. All the other housemates got chocolates too. While we were choosing which items to get, the husband kept on asking, “What about you?”. I said that I am OK and truly, I AM. He even offered buying me a bucket of ice cream but I resisted. I enjoyed the day with him and for me, that’s enough. Before sleeping, our daughter handed me her self-made card which I opted to open the following day.
On Mother’s Day itself, the husband went out of the room upon waking up. I find it unusual but I understood what he was up to when he reentered and handed me a card which he claimed to be bought from a nearby convenience store. Hahaha! Before breakfast, I read the cards that I received and both contained messages that warmed my heart.
Since I had to finish some online tasks, we decided to attend the 4.15 PM mass then proceed to the mall for an early Mother’s Day dinner. One nice surprise that I got that day is seeing a friend, Roy, at the church. He was one of our student leaders back at the university. He transferred here last year after graduating to find work. We have met a few times for lunch and a movie date. Anyway, we had a relaxing dinner and since the husband has to leave early the following day, we did not wait for the mall to close and go home. We went home with another brother in-law who attended the last Mass that night.
That day, I got flowers (that the little girl insisted on buying) and cards from and shared good memories with the most important persons in my life. Truly, I am blessed.
Belated happy Mother’s Day to you! I hope you had a great one too!