Why it’s important to make TV time, family time.
With so many television channels to choose from, it’s difficult to keep tabs on what our tweens are watching. That’s concerning, because a lot of what’s on prime time, the 9 to 13 year old isn’t developmentally ready to handle. So what’s a parent to do? Make TV viewing an interactive experience with you and your kids says Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine.
” I would love to tell parents that they could limit the media that their children are exposed to but I’m not sure how realistic that is. I think it’s a little bit more important for us to think about how we can filter that in some way through education of what they’re seeing, through sitting with them and talking about it, through using it as a springboard for discussion, rather than allowing them to take it in an unfiltered way without parental advice or parental authority or parental feedback”
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