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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. 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 parents to rethink restructure and reduce viewing in order to lessen television s negative effects Few shows save those like Sesame Street have any educational benefit indeed most programming is demonstrably useless or harmful especially for children under three However because TV is inescapable the authors propose mindful viewing wherein parents interactively watch alongside kids the authors cogently note that how children watch is just as important as what or how much they watch Akin to Marie Winn s The Plug In Drug Television Computers and Family Life this is a noble work that effectively references academic studies Parents will find end of chapter wrap ups especially useful RecommendedFind reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes Books for Dudes the online reader s advisory column for men from Library Journal Copyright Library Journal

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

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. This book is really interesting so far I highly recommend it if you are currently a parent or are planning to become one some day The book does not glorify or demonize TV but lays out the research being done on the affects of TV on children from age 0 18Although I haven t finished reading it yet it also has a chapter dedicated to a step by step approach to using TV to educate and engage your kids

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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 book teaches about the effects of television in your home It is super comprehensive and discusses how tv affects everything from sleep early sex violence literacy development ADD prosocial behaviors obesity body image drugs and alcohol spending habits and I agreed with almost everything and I now feel that I can effectively bring the television into my home so that it can be used as a tool for good purposes rather than what I was afraid of it doing bringing filth and bad examples into the minds of my children


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 s

  3. says:

    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 parents to rethink restructure and reduce viewing in order to lessen television's negative e

  4. says:

    I like the book's mantra the unexamined TV is not worth watching Couple of notes emphasis on that you should watch

  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 information on what to look for in good educational TV as well as guidelines for how m

  6. says:

    This book teaches about the effects of television in your home It is super comprehensive and discusses how tv affects everything from sleep early sex violence literacy development ADD prosocial behaviors obesity body image

  7. says:

    This book is really interesting so far I highly recommend it if you are currently a parent or are planning to become one some day The book do

  8. says:

    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 not

  9. says:

    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 tho

  10. says:

    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

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