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Sometimes the numbing effect of TV can be helpful.
Especially if you're a kid being stuck with a needle
at the hospital.
Researchers confirmed the distracting power of television
something parents have long known when they found that
children watching cartoons suffered less pain from a
hypodermic needle than kids not watching TV.
Especially disturbing to the author of the scientific study was
that the cartoons were even more comforting than Mom.
Other studies have found that the mothers and fathers
attempts at comforting often backfire because it makes
the children feel that "something must really be bad'' if
they need to be soothed, said Dr. Brenda McClain,
director pediatric pain management services at Yale University.
Originally posted by iori_komei
As for the TV being more powerful than parents, well I don't
see that as bad.