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Monday, August 22, 2011

TV is good for kids

Turns out I'm a much better parent than I thought.

Motorola, leader in television, shows how TV can mean better behavior at home and better marks in school!

Home, sweet TV home
Peace! Quiet! No more "rainy day riots" ... with television keeping small fry out of mischief ... and out of mother's hair. And that's just one of many TV blessings. "Taking away television from children who 'act up' is a punishment that really works," writes an authority on child psychology. "The very thought of missing some pet program turns little lions into lambs. And, incidentally, those favorite programs in the late afternoon are the world's finest magnet for getting tardy youngsters home on time."

Gets homework done - promptly!
The simple rule "Homework first - television second" has solved the problem in thousands of homes ... has made children more interested in school work. "Television," says the New York Times, "can be enjoyed in healthy moderation in the same way as sports or movie-going, but only the mother and father can make certain this will be the case."

Will television strengthen family ties?
Educators, religious and social workers all agree it can be one of the strongest forces in America for bringing the family together to enjoy good, clean entertainment right in the home. Parents can select their children's "TV diet" from a wide variety of wholesome programs.
And to think we once referred to this wonderful, family-strengthening invention as the "idiot box"!

(from Duke University Libraries, via Now That's Nifty)

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