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Themed celebration of -- statement that we need that you know there's very strong possibility that your mom may have told you a few little white block it -- the in fact 84% of parents say they've lied to their kids to get them to behave at least try to get him to -- so what's fact and what's fiction.
Doctor Mark -- -- the fox -- eighteen is here to break it down already got a call us out on these things today because sometimes erratic sometimes -- right -- but sometimes moms also use things at their mom sent to them with their kids is that let's look at the first one is this factor -- don't swim you mom said don't swim at GE might get cramps or stomach it.
Because mom thought that -- blood was rushing to your stomach and it wasn't gonna go other places like your arms in your brain mom was wrong actually you can get a little stomach cramp but you can definitely swim studies have shown you get enough blood flow everywhere so that's America.
What about going outside with wet hair mom or dad that matter might say hey -- take a shower stay insider blow drier -- before you -- Well three quarters of the medical team cannot really test this theory -- -- I wonder why.
You can -- well you know the chronicle had a hair.
All right thank you please let me let me let let's -- -- when you go outside are hitting it's well I yeah.
Actually think you can even -- studies show you it doesn't transmit cold viruses but here's the problem there was a study out of Wales and 2007.
That had people put their feet in cold buckets of water and they were twice as likely to get a cold.
Why because your immune system doesn't work as well you get a chill and then the virus comes parading and so I say that's a fact.
All right so -- moms and dads for that matter sugar and we all know are we think we know that it makes your kid hyper.
Fact or fiction.
Well again this controversy on -- correct what I call that a fact cause I know studies do show that it can change your behavior.
You don't have this good attention you don't focus as well so and I've seen -- my own kids kids get hyper when they have to mature period.
Some kids do this because they don't want to sleep at night they turn their lights on just a little bit to read.
And I've caught my daughter genius and I think oh my -- the person comes out I'm not -- You're hurting your I turn on the -- It's our turn off the life and I always said well labeling didn't hear the Ben Franklin dinner under candlelight but it turns out that and that is the number of we in the top seven myths that doctors tell patients and their moms tell their kids it is a myth your eyes have no long term damage from doing that you can get ahead.
Think it's not a great thing to do but no long term damage from reading in the dark.
Well thank you for solving all these little lines that moms might continue to say -- -- not -- -- like.
Certainly another thing that's exactly do you understand thanks so much doctor Marc Siegel thanks for being here make it.
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