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What about for a week?
Well, in support of Turn OFF Your TV Week April 20-26, I'm going to give it a try. My husband is already complaining about his desperate need to see the NBA playoffs (and, okay, maybe we'll make an exception there for him). But I'm going to try not to make an exception for Noggin, the news or anything in between. With the television off, our family will inevitably spend more quality time together and that's the whole friggin' point.
Conversation, music, laughter--remember that stuff?
I can see how turning the television off, even for a day, is a powerful way to show children that placing too much value on TV is overrated. If you need more convincing, screentime.org has some startling facts about the TV habits of Americans and their effect on children. Pretty unbelievable stuff...
Truth time! Does your family watch too much TV? Could you turn your TV off for a day, a week, a month?!