Turn off the TV Week – I’m not Participating

By Jim Silver (Follow Jim on Twitter

This is National Turn off the TV Week that promotes turning off the television and finding other activities. In my house, you will not find the television turned off.  I liken this to a crash diet that you lose 10 lbs in a week but then return to your normal lifestyle and way of eating the following week.

I don’t believe in crash diets; I do believe in lifestyle changes. Whenever the weekend weather is nice and our kids should be outside, we have a house rule that the TV is off between the hours off 11am to 5 pm (except when the NY Giants are playing!). I think parents need to set rules and parameters for screen times allowing today’s technology to be incorporated in their kids lives.

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