ARTICLES: Rich kids' secret of success: less TV
- by Danielle Teutsch - April 4, 2010
THE country's wealthiest students spend three hours a week less than their poorer peers in front of the television or playing video games, and instead spend the time doing homework and playing sport.
Research has shown that the wealthiest 30 per cent of Australian children spend more than half an hour a day more than other students at school, studying, reading and doing music lessons. They also spend 20 minutes more each day playing organised sport, and 10 minutes more eating.
The payoff for parents is that they spend 42 minutes less watching television or playing video games.