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Of numerous immigrant and American Musicians low income families who entered the town for the economic opportunities that industrialization brought This is the whole reason the town got tv Of course this book didn t record the newest information on this study because this was one of the strongest cases in the bookI will admit that ateast partly as a result of reading this book we turned off the tv and computers during the school week Our kids now get 1 hour on Friday and 1 hour on Saturday IF their homework was all finished and their chores are all done It has been the greatest thing we have ever done I have no regrets The kids are much happier and much better at entertaining themselves They practice their instruments They are diligent about their homework And they aren t sneaking media timeOne of the things that resonated for me was hearing the other parents interviewed about their reasons for why they won t cut the cord on the tv They were using the same weak rationales that I had been It was disarming to hear it coming from someone elseOther things *I earned TV even educational tv does NOT increase a child s *learned TV even educational tv does NOT increase a child s In fact it decreases itWhile watching tv the brain is in a state of passivity or stupor It s not resting because a child is not asleep but it is not engagedIn an experiment where two groups of school aged children were read a story one group saw the illustrations on the television screen while the other group saw the actual book illustrations The same narrator read in both cases Children who had the actual book read to them had a much higher comprehension of what happened in the book than did the children who had ooked at the book illustrations on the tv screenWhile tv may not be particularly the children who had Toyota Management System looked at the book illustrations on the tv screenWhile tv may not be particularly or detrimental it takes time that could be spent much doing better things Children could be playing outside they could be crafting or creating They could be socializing They could be eating a family meal and talking about their day Parents have always had a hard time keeping their children entertained all dayong Long before tv came on the scene parents used sedatives and depressants to seek relief from the normal behavior of their children They also controlled their behavior with starvation and public beatingsMostly this book just gave me the courage to do what I ve been meaningwanting to do for a The Perfect Indulgence long time It helped me verbalize what I was already observing but what I had felt powerless to changeHappy that we re on this end of the media battle 711 So far I mess than impressed with this book Being someone who is already wary of television and who has pretty much restricted her son from watching any you wouldn t think Winn would have to work to impress me This is the 25th anniversary edition and it almost seems Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, like it wasn t updated at all She provides references but they re all at the end of the book no footnotesChapter 1 TV is bad because people who watch aot of it don t spend time doing other higher uality things Okay I buy thisChapter 2 Watching TV induces a state A Seductive Revenge like a bad drug trip There s no scientific evidence cited in this chapter at all It s all anecdotesChapter 3 It s really hard to stop watching TV for a number of reasons But is it an addiction Well according to the one scientific study she cites the answer is no But that doesn t matter to Winn she writes If television viewing is so bereft of value by most measures of well being and yet takes up the greatest part of people seisure hours it becomes moot whether it is defined an an addiction or simply a powerful habit Italics are mine Update 713Chapters 4 7 are better They focus on research on how children s brains need movement to develop on how watching someone. Ucial uestion Marie Winn takes a compelling ook at television's impact on children and the family Winn's classic study has been extensively updated to address the new media andsca. Else do something is not the #SAME AS HAVING THE EXPERIENCE *YOURSELF #as having the experience *yourself therefore children don t earn much from watching TV *and therefore children don t earn much from watching TV spends a Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty lot of time attacking Sesame Street but she shows that it needs criticism since it gets so many undeserved accolades This book has been on my to readist for a while This topic how television and other screen time effects the individual and family has always interested me probably in part due to my obsession with Fahrenheit 451 I thought that the book made some really good and interesting points and a ot of the arguments In It Rang True To it rang true to However this book has the same problem as ast child in the woods it is only A Study in Scandal (Scandalous loosely based on studies and scientific research and instead contains broad interpretations of hand picked studies and observations the author thinks will reinforce her opinions This is not necessarily a bad thing but this style of writing and research does send up red flags and discredits some of the information found in the book That being said I do agree with aot of her points and have seen television addiction as a very real problem in people that I know The issues in this book should be thought about and dealt with in every household and because of that it was worth the read Even though this revised and updated edition comes across as a bit dated it is jam packed with interesting information from a number of studies and families about television s impact on our children our families and our ives If nothing else it certainly makes you uestion the amount of media time you want your children involved in I read this book when my 31 year old daughter was born I could not convince my husband to give up television altogether but we incorporated many of Ms Winn s suggestions As a professional who evaluates pre schoolers I highly recommend this book to all parents This book sat on the shelf for a while because I assumed I already believed everything it had to say I was wrongThe best parts are the stories of families who have removed the TV from their house either temporarily or permanentlyThe first weekend was brutal In the absence of television it is very difficult to keep three children occupied from sunup to sundown We were desperate for relief A note I made on the first Saturday captures the ambiance of the household I m so exhausted I could vomitToys are being scattered faster than I can pick them upOur children are playing together real old fashioned playing The two middle children made up an entire musical entitled Dolphins in the DesertWhen the kids had nothing to do they went out and made a secret hideout played there for many daysPersonally I find I can tolerate Saturday housework as a working mother a ot better when I don t see my husband The One Who Stays (Summer Island, loafing near the TVThe kids really sat there for uite a while just as if they were watching It was pathetic But it made us absolutely certain we d done the right thing by chucking the set out This book really makes one think about the role of TV in ourives and the conseuences TV is so accepted it used to be actually pushed on families Now over 20yrs after this book was first written maybe we can see even of the realities of what TV does to us and our kids It s an eye opener for sure and even a bit frightening Even so this is a very worthwhile read and I highly recommend it I m not giving it 5 stars because I disagree strongly with some of the philosophy in it but the basics are uite good and it is worth reading just for the sake of making you think about why you have a TV and how you use it This is not a book that mainstream media will support For that reason alone maybe it s worth taking a Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, look at Very interesting Iearned a o. 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You don t need to read this book if you re already convinced of the importance of reading and the dangers of too much TV on your children and family Speer life but if you re everooking for the studies which confirm what you already know in your heart this is a good place to start Turn off the TV Take your kids to the ibrary or the nearest bookstore Read I really did not see our family as having a TV addiction before I read this book My five year old would watch shows *Every Afternoon But I *afternoon but I not think that was a big deal Just to prove we were not addicted I decided we would have a week of no TV What a shock He was not a happy kid and would argue for TV every day We compromised on Friday being our TV day After a few weeks he adjusted and now he rarely asks to watch I don t believe that TV is bad or that it will harm your child s ife The Ring Of The Dove long potential I justove watching what he spends his time doing now instead of TV We read a The Lost Literature of Medieval England lot books do arts and crafts and he actually plays with the millions of toys we have once in a while he s even bored There have been many arguments against TV based on content good arguments Iiked this book because it focused on what your child is not doing while spending time watching TV Playing I wished her stats would have been unified It doesn t take a A Curse of Kings lot of convincing for me to believe that tv video games computer games etc are addictive and evil I wanted to read this book hoping to find out how bad they REALLY were Were our family s timeimits of 1 hour of media a day sufficient protection On days when the kids watched how bad off were theyIn reducing or ending our media time I felt Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, like I was up against several difficulties1 My husband s job reuires the introduction of most new technologies into our home We own them We have to use them and try them out Getting rid of them isn t an option2 My kids were completely impossible to motivate without the incentive of a media reward I was afraid that if I took it away completely they d never do their homework or practice their piano because there was no reward in it for them This had been the case in the past3 My husband had a tv in his bedroom as aittle kid and stayed up til 1100 most nights watching Im a Narwhal late night tv Despite his prolific viewing habits he s turned out to be smart successful and very media savvy I sometimesooked at him and thought Is it really that badAs much as this book was already preaching to the choir when it came to my attitudes about tv I had two problems with this book1 It was written in 1977 Even though it was updated in 1985 and 2002 most of the studies were done before 1980 The shows that they talked about kids watching were Happy Days and Electric Company They were focused primarily on tv and a bit on VCRs When written this book couldn t even imagine the scope of digital devices that would become a standard in most American homes I m not only battling the tv and X Box and Wii but I m battling the 7 computers the ipad the DS gameboys the itouch the smartphones the DVR the DVD player and so on There is a scope of media that wasn t even fathomable when this book was written2 Some of the major studies used in this book are either so over the top that I a no media believer couldn t swallow the connection Or they have since been dissproven One major study was about a town in Canada which had no tv access The childrens test scores were recorded every year before the tv came on the scene and then thereafter Test scores dropped particularly in the measures of creativity once the tv had entered the town 10 years ater however they found that it was not the tv that dropped the test scores It was the industrialization of the town and the influx. How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media regardless of their content affect a developing child's relationship to the real world Focusing on this cr. .
The Plug In Drug Television Computers and Family Life