"TV-Turnoff Week: Helping Parents Pull the Plug" (on NPR this morning)

By , April 26, 2007 8:52 am

I hope TV Turn-Off Week is going well for you and your families. Is it quieter around the house? Are the kids playing more, reading more…maybe even listening more?

According to Shari Barkin, a pediatrician at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee, better listening may be one of the first things parents notice after several TV-free days. She also says that “when children are exposed to fewer stimuli — eliminating the noise and distraction that comes with TV — the easier it is to stay focused on the task at hand.”

For more on TV, kids, and TV Turn-Off Week, including the reaction of a 10 year-old, please read the transcript or listen to the recording of an NPR story that was on Morning Edition this morning: TV-Turnoff Week: Helping Parents Pull the Plug.

Don’t forget to join our TV Turn-Off Week Blog Challenge, it is not too late! Click here for more info.

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One Response to “"TV-Turnoff Week: Helping Parents Pull the Plug" (on NPR this morning)”

  1. cloudscome says:

    It is going well at our house – I am so glad to be doing this. Thanks for linking this story!


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