Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer.

Family TV Time

In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights should always be looked at as an opportunity for reconnecting says Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatrician and author of No Regrets Parenting. “The benefits of time together, regardless of what you’re doing are important in the life of a family. And yes, TV and family movie nights, even video games, are realities.”

Dr. Rotbart also says that movie or TV nights can be used as a springboard for conversation. “I recommend expanding that time to after the movie when everyone turns ‘movie critic’ or ‘TV critic’ and everyone in the family, all the kids, are asked to rate on a scale of one to ten what they thought of the movie and why. Parents don’t get to play that game because kids will think there is a right answer.”

dr. harley rotbartThe Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Harley Rotbart, a parenting expert, pediatrician and author of No Regrets Parenting. Find out more about Dr. Rotbart’s work at

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