There has long been an intense discussion over whether or not parents, in order to improve their children’s performance at school, should limit the hours of watching TV programs or movies. Now parents in ever increasing number are trying to reduce children’s recreational time and even to forbid them to watch any TV programs, considering that things like this is a waste of time and only do students focus entirely on their curriculum every minutes can they score good marks in school. While as far as I am concerned, I disagree with the suggestion to limit the children’s time spent on TV, however, it really needs an appropriate control.
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The distribution of children’s extracurricular time has become the object for an intense debate among educators who are trying to find recipe for increasing children’s performance at school effectively. I disagree with the suggestion to limit the children’s time spent on TV, and I contend that the most essential problem lies in the education in itself which has scarcely emphasized children’s individual interest.
Less time spent on television doesn’t necessarily imply that children would concentrate any more on study. Children could still waste their time elsewhere, like internet and movies which similarly distract children from their study and may consume more time than televisions. After all, television programs are not as long as movies and usually less addicting than internet. Hence to restrict children’s television time may lead to worse scenarios where children are allured away by other activities doing no good to their study. Moreover, television has also merit in educating our children. People would instinctively believe that merely as a form of entertainment, watching television is useless. Yet for children who haven’t developed strong cognitive ability, rigid teaching methods at...