kids and tv

  1. Family Activities

    Family fall TV guide

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    We can expect a lot of new drama, comedy and reality television this fall, and some shows are better suited than others for family...
  2. Preschoolers

    Too much television affects kindergarten success

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    Can too much screen time really translate into poor school performance? According to a new study, every hour over the recommended...
  3. Mom & Dad

    Viewing guide for your geek-in-training

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    Are you eager to share your geeky side with your offspring by showing her some of your favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic...
  4. School Age Kids

    Nourishing your child’s inner geek

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    If you’re a SciFi or comic book fan, when’s the best time to introduce your kiddo to the nuances of geek culture in the form of your...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Too scary for me, Mommy!

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    Those of us who love horror movies or television shows know the pain of wanting to watch what we want, while at the same time...
  6. Child Development & Health

    More than white noise

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    Children are exposed to almost four hours of background television a day on top of their active viewing time. Surprisingly even...
  7. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Homework and its enemy: Secondhand media exposure

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    Secondhand media exposure — such as a TV playing in the background — can be detrimental to your children's homework as well as their...
  8. Mom & Dad

    How do the media usurp the parenting role?

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    Do the media really function as a parent? At first glance, this question seems absurd. Parents do provide the basics for children:...
  9. Parenting Tips & Advice

    School success and screen time

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    With the latest release of the iPhone 4S, I think we can all attest to how advanced our society is when it comes to technology. It...
  10. Child Development & Health

    The least expensive babysitter

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    Every parent has done it, even though you said you never would: You’ve used the TV as a babysitter. And it worked, so well in fact,...
  11. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mom vs. Dad: The TV debate

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    With hundreds of channels out there, you never know what you're going to find on TV. And as an adult, that's a great scenario. But...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Teaching kids about advertising

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    You just can't escape advertising these days. Even on what was once ad-free space, there it is. Kids are inundated earlier and...