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Tools to Curb Your Kids’ TV Habits

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Cartoon TVAccording to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board, about 72%  parents have rules about TV use.  Even if you limit your child’s TV watching to just a few hours in the afternoon/evenings or a few hours on weekends, you may still need a refresher course on how to monitor what your child is watching and how much.

“Every new school year introduces a unique set of changes for each family, and the TV season is no different,” says Jim Dyke, TV Watch Executive Director. “Children are a year older and television rules may have changed based on age and the family’s tastes and values.  It is a perfect time to consider those rules and review the available tools to enforce standards.”

TV Watch (televisionwatch.org), a non-profit organization that “educates parents about existing tools to manage their families’ TV viewing,” shares the following resources to keep an eye on your kids.

 

Image: Cartoon TV child drawing via Shutterstock.

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Meet TV’s New Moms

Monday, August 13th, 2012

For the past few years, it seems like all the major networks have been playing with the wacky-family formula to try to find the right mix for the next Modern Family. A dash of parental dysfunction here; a splash of kid snark there. This season, the main ingredient seems to be single moms. There’s at least one new series with a single-mom character in the lead on most channels this fall. Check out a few of the shows:

 

Ben and Kate

 

Malibu Country

 

How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)

 

The New Normal

 

Not to worry, Dads! There’s also a show for you….

Guys With Kids

 

What do you think? Are any of these shows must-see TV?

 

 

 

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