Teaching TV Responsibility

When You Turn, It Off, Tune It In

Have you noticed how right after a movie ends the audience is usually buzzing with opinions? But at the end of a TV show, there's typically silence, a snack run, or a trip to the bathroom? In my house, we try to make the most of credit-rolling time by reading the names aloud, then talking afterward about the show we've just seen. Ask your kid to give the program a thoughtful review. Encouraging your child to develop opinions and to express them will likely change what he chooses to watch and how he watches it.

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