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How much time a child spends in front of the T-V depends on their parents' viewing habits.

A new study out of the University of Pennsylvania finds each hour a parent spent watching T-V resulted in an additional half hour of viewing time for their children. Parents spent about four hours a day watching T-V.

Parents' T-V habits played a larger role in kid T-V time than rules about viewing, and whether they had a T-v in their bedroom.

The researchers say the best way to restrict the amount of time your kids spend in front of the T-V is to be a good role model, and turn it off!

-Study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal Pediatrics

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