Would parenting tips on how to use television effectively help you? If you worry your child is going brain dead watching TV, consider the 3 parenting tips below.
Television can be a very powerful learning tool. It is being used more and more in the classroom to inform students and stimulate discussion.
Teachers often assign students to watch an educational television show as homework. Television can be used to add to what is being studied at school. As a parent, you can also use television to teach ideas and values that are important to you.
Here are some things you can do at home:
- Limit television viewing time. Remember that when children watch television it takes them away from other things such as homework, sports, and fun with friends and family.
- Monitor what your children watch. Encourage your children to choose programs that make them think, teach lessons, are free of violence and sex, and show characters who have values similar to yours.
- Watch television with your children. Ask questions: Why do you think that person did what he did? Would you have done the same thing?
Much of what television offers distorts life. You don't want your child's mind distorted too. Yet you can use TV as a powerful learning tool at home. How do you use television in your home? Leave me a comment. I'd like to know.
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Jean Tracy, MSS