We made the decision ten years ago not to have a TV in the house. Our kids, now 12 & 8, have barely watched any children’s TV. As parents we have of course made many decisions affecting our children; without doubt this was one of the best of them.
There are many arguments in favour of TV, but the one against wins every time.
Amazing things happen when there is no TV. Kids get bored, kids have to try a little harder to find things to do. Kids don’t get caught up in celebrity culture.
How can your kids be normal? How can they integrate into the ‘real world’? Don’t they miss out? Well, everyone I know thinks our kids are perfectly normal, they are in the real world and they do not miss out.
My son watches golf highlights on the iPad and my daughter watches a few wildlife DVDs on the laptop. That’s it.
Ditch the TV(s); trust me, it will be one of the best things you ever do.