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Rmful to kids The authors present groundbreaking scientific evidence that television can be a powerful and effective tool for entertainment for education and for socializationThe secret is for parents to learn how to use television as a tool not a crutch With a detailed explanation of the effects of television viewing on kids' emotional mental and physical development plus tips to ena. This is a very interesting guide to monitoring TV viewing for your children from their infancy to teenage years As a mother of a toddler I was primarily interested in the areas that focused on the preschool years It had a lot of useful information on what to look for in good educational TV as well as guidelines for how much is too much The authors cite a number of interesting studies relating TV viewing to attention deficit sleep and weight disorders There are also references to a number of studies regarding the positive effects of educational TV viewing for preschoolers beginning with age 2 What I found most useful about the book was its guidance in understanding what to look for in educational programing a

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The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids

The nation's top child development experts examine the effects of television on children and their groundbreaking research will startle manyTelevision is the elephant in the living room of our culture American children watch television an average of 3 hours per day and many parents sheepishly concede that they rely on television as an electronic babysitter But TV is not necessarily ha. Really good book about how to raise kids in a world with TV

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Ble parents to act on this new knowledge they'll soon be able to turn TV into a positive force in their child's life The authors share which popular shows increase your child's reading ability and which may delay speech development which televised sports boost girls' self image and which ones could cause eating disorders the best and worst programming for every age from toddler to tee. Why did I not have this information four years ago when I became a parent If you are a parent you want to read this book The book is readable and uick and very informative on a topic I thought I had already given enough thought I was wrong and I m glad I now have this as a reference Highly recommended


10 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids

  1. says:

    Really good book about how to raise kids in a world with TV

  2. says:

    Although this book made me feel guilty for allowing my son a regular diet of TV from the age of 10 ish months on how else am I going to get a shower?? PLEASE TELL ME MR CHRISTAKIS it also provided a TON of good food for t

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    Pediatrician and epidemiologist Christakis and economist and child development expert Zimmerman both parents codirect the University of Washington's Child Health Institute Here they analyze television's impact on children in areas such as attention span educational attainment social behavior sleep and body image They encourage pa

  4. says:

    I like the book's mantra the unexamined TV is not worth watching Couple of notes emphasis on that you should watch with your children when they watch see the study that showed children were attentive to the show wparent in room so you can know

  5. says:

    This is a very interesting guide to monitoring TV viewing for your children from their infancy to teenage years As a mother of a toddler I was primarily interested in the areas that focused on the preschool years It had a lot of useful infor

  6. says:

    This book teaches about the effects of television in your home It is super comprehensive and discusses how tv affects ever

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    This book is

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    I got this book as swag for participating in a study on preschoolers' TV habits It's an interesting and mostly compelling look at the way TV affects children based mosly on the authors' own research It is also notable for being the

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    Why did I not have this information four years ago when I became a parent? If you are a parent you want to read this book The book is

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    I think this is a terrific resource for new parents For most people living with no tv isn't realistic I found a number of helpful coping tools in here plus research on why setting limits and boundaries is so important