Television and young Hispanic children's health behaviors.

  title={Television and young Hispanic children's health behaviors.},
  author={Christine M Kennedy},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={283-8, 292-4}
Television viewing patterns in preschool age Hispanic children were studied in order to explore the role of TV in the establishment of early childhood health behaviors. The television viewing habits and patterns of children and parents and parental coviewing, regulation, and encouragement practices were examined. Using the dimensions of regulation and encouragement, four parental typologies were established: laissez-faire, restrictive, promotive, and selective. Children in this study watched… CONTINUE READING