Is the TV on way too much at home? Follow these tips to help break the boob-tube habit!
Have a plan. Be prepared to offer alternative activities to TV or video games (from board games to shooting hoops to exploring a nearby park)
Be active with your kids. Experts say that what kids want more than anything else is time with their parents. To give them that, donít just send them out to play ó play with them!
Keep television in a central location like the family room. Remove TV and video games from kidsí bedrooms.
Plan TV time in advance. Turn the TV on for pre-selected shows and turn it off afterwards.
Avoid using TV as a reward or punishment.
Practice what you preach. Kids arenít the only family members who should be on a TV budget
Share your tips for turning off the TV!