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The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids

The nation's top child development experts examine the effects of television on children and their groundbreaking research will startle manyTelevision is the elephant in the living room of our culture American children watch television an average of 3 hours per day and many parents sheepishly concede that they rely on television as an electronic babysitter But TV is not necessarily ha. Although this book made me feel guilty for allowing my son a regular diet of TV from the age of 10 ish months on how else am I going to get a shower PLEASE TELL ME MR CHRISTAKIS it also provided a TON of good food for thought about the role that TV plays in family life both in terms of its potential for good and its harmful effects I appreciated the focus on actual data rather than opinions The screentime landscape has changed a lot since 2005 though and I would love an updated version of the book or a companion website that could update some of its principles for a rapidly changing entertainment environment For example there are whole chapters devoted to the harmful effects of commercials yet streaming allows LOTS of TV viewing without the obligatory advertisements It also allows for far intentional viewing something the book advocates for a lot So overall I think the media landscape has improved for kids but it would still be nice to have some guidance in the new world The appendix of educational shows for kids for example was probably outdated as soon as the book was published COME ON BUILD A WEBSITEI guess it s off to Commonsense Media

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Ble parents to act on this new knowledge they'll soon be able to turn TV into a positive force in their child's life The authors share which popular shows increase your child's reading ability and which may delay speech development which televised sports boost girls' self image and which ones could cause eating disorders the best and worst programming for every age from toddler to tee. I got this book as swag for participating in a study on preschoolers TV habits It s an interesting and mostly compelling look at the way TV affects children based mosly on the authors own research It is also notable for being the first book I managed to read cover to cover since Aranya was born

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Rmful to kids The authors present groundbreaking scientific evidence that television can be a powerful and effective tool for entertainment for education and for socializationThe secret is for parents to learn how to use television as a tool not a crutch With a detailed explanation of the effects of television viewing on kids' emotional mental and physical development plus tips to ena. I like the book s mantra the unexamined TV is not worth watching Couple of notes emphasis on that you should watch with your children when they watch see the study that showed children were attentive to the show wparent in room so you can know what happened and talk with them about it can t expect them to want to talk about TV if they never see you doing it with the shows you watch cool to see Dr Kuhl s bilingual media study mentioned in there esp since I m in her Lang and the Brain courseI had hoped to see a couple of things of a discussion about how adults can monitor their own viewing I think they establish that adult attitudes matter than parents would expect but don t develop it a bigger emphasis to help the reader realize that I the reader am likely to have biases and misconceptions about my own habits as another how the computer is used as the TVHowever after thinking about it I think that how the computer is used as the TV is begging to be studied but it probably was beyond the scope of this book it would have complicated it beyond bearing perhaps the book itself isn t the place to get someone to realize they re as likely to be biased as someone else might have made it seem too pedantic I maintain adult monitoring discussion might have added something valuable

  • Hardcover
  • 262
  • The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids
  • Dimitri A. Christakis
  • English
  • 17 January 2019
  • 9781594862762

10 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids

  1. says:

    Really good book about how to raise kids in a world with TV

  2. says:

    Although this book made me feel guilty for allowing my son a regular diet of TV from the age of 10 ish months on how else am I going to get a shower?? PLEASE TELL ME MR CHRISTAKIS it also provided a TON of good food for thought about the role that TV plays in family life both in terms of its potential for good and its ha

  3. says:

    Pediatrician and epidemiologist Christakis and economist and child development expert Zimmerman both parents codirect the University of Washington's Child Health Institute Here they analyze television's impact on children in areas such as attention span educational attainment social behavior sleep and body image They encourage parents to rethink restructure and reduce viewing in order to lessen television's negative ef

  4. says:

    I like the book's mantra the unexamined TV is not worth watching Couple of notes emphasis on that you should watch with your children when they watch see the study that showed children were attentive to the show wparent in room so you can know what happened and talk with them about it can't expect them to want to talk about TV if they never s

  5. says:

    This is a very interesting guide to monitoring TV viewing for your children from their infancy to teenage years As a mother of a toddler I was primarily interested in the areas that focused on the preschool years It had a lot of useful inform

  6. says:

    This book teaches about the effects of television in your home It is super comprehensive and discusses how tv affects everything from sleep ear

  7. says:

    This book is really interesting so far I highly recommend it if you are currently a parent or are planning to become one some day The book does not glorify or demonize TV but lays out the research being done on the affects of TV on

  8. says:

    I got this book as swag for participating in a study on preschoolers' TV habits It's an interesting and mostly compelling look at the way TV affects children based mosly on the authors' own research It is also notable for being the first book I managed to read cover to cover since Aranya was born

  9. says:

    Why did I not have this information four years ago when I became a parent? If you are a parent you want to read this book The book is readabl

  10. says:

    I think this is a terrific resource for new parents For most people living with no tv isn't realistic I found a nu

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