TV rots your brains, right? I won't argue to the contrary, but a new study contradicts a previous one that suggested that TV viewing in early childhood causes ADHD
. I'm not totally clear on the methodology of the survey, but it seems to suggest that the increased TV viewing associated with ADHD may be more of a symptom than a cause: parents of hyperactive kids may put them in front of the TV more to avoid dealing with them.
So, basically, bad parenting is involved: parents who have hyperactive kids and don't want to take the time to, you know, raise them
, end up with older kids with worse (more frequently diagnosed) ADHD....hey, let's go ride our bikes!