Getting Unplugged: Take Control of Your Family's Television, Video Game, and Computer Habits

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Wiley, Mar 31, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 164 pages
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A proven, easy–to–follow program for breaking kids of their electronic addictions.

Most parents know that too much time spent watching television or playing computer games is bad for kids. The problem is they simply don′t know how to wean their children away from their screens. When first denied their usual video fix, children can become sullen and irritable, but in the long run they recapture their natural zest for real life. Now, from the author of the critically acclaimed Breaking the TV Habit, here is a book that provides parents with an easy–to–follow 4–week program for getting their kids unplugged.

Provides a quiz that helps parents analyze their children′s viewing habits.

  • Features fun, educational alternative activities that take the place of TV.
  • Includes the latest research on the negative effects of computers, video games, and TV on children.
  • Publication timed to coincide with National TV–Turnoff Week (April 22–28)

Joan Anderson (Harwich, Massachusetts) has led no–TV programs in New York and New Jersey schools. Her programs have received extensive coverage in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, and other publications. ROBIN WILKINS (Harwich, Massachusetts) is an educational television consultant who has worked on the advisory board of WNET in New York.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Problem with Being Plugged
7
What Is Television?
13
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

JOAN ANDERSON is the author of the critically acclaimed Breaking the TV Habit. Her successful No-TV programs have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, and other publications.

ROBIN WILKINS is an educational television consultant who has worked on the advisory board of WNET in New York.

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