Entries Tagged as 'tv'

How TV Turn-Off Week got my daughter to do homework

April 21st, 2009 / No Comments

This week is National TV Turn-Off Week. Are you joining in the challenge? Our elementary school gives incentives – small prizes and a popsicle at the end of the week for the students who can keep their TV off for the entire week – parents can’t watch either! When my daughter was in 5th grade, […]

Does TV make smart babies?

March 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Parents want the best for their babies. Does that mean having to spend a lot of money on “educational” material such as “Baby Einstein” and “BabyGenius”? CNN reported a study that shows TV viewing of educational DVDs have no benefits. According to CNN, “researchers from Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School reached […]

Summer vacation!

June 18th, 2008 / 3 Comments

I haven’t had time to post the last few days – Summer vacation started! Are your kids home for the summer like mine are? Do you find yourself out of routine, off schedule, and seem to get nothing done? And it’s ok! It’s ok to do things differently; it’s ok to have no routine; it’s […]

Calling for real parents!

May 24th, 2008 / 2 Comments

“And in a recent report, ACNielsen listed “Desperate Housewives” as the most-watched television show for 9- to 12-year-olds.” Something is wrong here! “Innocence Lost”…This is the kind of thing that just breaks my heart. Where are the parents? Where are those who are suppose to be the protector and nurturer of our next generation? Who […]

Teaching your children about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 6 Comments

This may surprise you, but I read that most teenagers actually rate their parents high on the list of people they trust to give them accurate information about sex. Yet, we as parents are often embarrassed to talk about sex with our children, aren’t we? Honestly, my mother never talked to me specifically about sex. […]

Protecting our Children’s Innocence

December 3rd, 2007 / 4 Comments

I learn a lot about parenting from my kids. I often ask for their advice. I asked my 18-year-old daughter why she thinks some of the teenagers at school are precocious while others are not. She had a good answer: What kids watch on TV influences their behavior. As I walk around the junior high […]