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by TerryS
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: Why Are Parents Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go t
Replies: 0
Views: 2551

Why Are Parents Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go t

Why Are Parents Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go to the Park Alone? Is your child ready for grade one? According to a 1979 checklist there are number of things to look for, such as: 3. Can your child tell, in such a way that his speech is understood by a school crossing guard or policeman,...
by TerryS
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: Children who watch too much TV may damage brain
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Re: Children who watch too much TV may damage brain

Hi Gutenberg, this is a fascinating study, here are a few of my thoughts: Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan decided to look at the brains of children (ages 5 to 18) and look for any differences between those who watched lots of TV and those who watched much less. “MRI brain scans showed child...
by TerryS
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Binge TV Watching No Longer Socially Unacceptable
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Re: Binge TV Watching No Longer Socially Unacceptable

Ugh, that is so depressing...
by TerryS
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: TV-Free Activities
Topic: We Canoe
Replies: 0
Views: 5095

We Canoe

The author of the “We Canoe” blog has posted a beautifully written article about growing up without TV. “I consider my childhood to be idyllic, there was no tv or expensive toys but there were bikes, a canoe, the outdoors and as many trips to the library as I wanted, and I was always reading.” http:...
by TerryS
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: TV-Free Activities
Topic: Screen Free Week 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 2381

Screen Free Week 2014

Screen Free Week 2014 CCFC had another excellent screen turn-off week May 5-11, 2014. http://www.screenfree.org/ The emphasis was on families going screen free for a week (or at least going low-screen for a week). My favorite write-up was by Traci McGrath. She described how her children have already...
by TerryS
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Dopamine and the Brain 2
Replies: 0
Views: 2317

Dopamine and the Brain 2

And researchers found a similar mechanism with addiction to food: “The research by Johnson and Kenny examined whether exposure to the kind of high-fat, super high-calorie foods that floods the junk-food market are responsible for creating food-addicts in a similar way to drugs that alter the brain i...
by TerryS
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Dopamine and the Brain 1
Replies: 0
Views: 2436

Dopamine and the Brain 1

Drug addiction, addiction to gambling, and food and video games and TV, all have dopamine as the common denominator: “The brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether they originate with a psychoactive drug, a monetary reward, a sexual encounter, or a satisfying meal. In the brain, pleasur...
by TerryS
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Media, Children & Novelty Seekers
Replies: 0
Views: 2004

Media, Children & Novelty Seekers

Neuro Research Project has a very interesting post on risk-taking, dopamine, and Dr. Christakis’s mouse study. Note Neuro Research Project ‘s post is based on Dr. Sheikh Arshad Saeed‘s ideas: http://neuroresearchproject.com/2012/03/14/tv-brain-development-in-children-2/   Originally posted on N℮ür☼N...
by TerryS
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Of Mice and TV
Replies: 0
Views: 2464

Of Mice and TV

Of Mice and TV Until now, animal studies have never been done on the effects of television. I guess for the obvious reason that animals just aren’t interested in TV. This has been a huge disadvantage as animal studies have been essential for establishing that a whole host of things, from abuse, to c...
by TerryS
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Research
Topic: How Background TV Undermines Well-Being
Replies: 0
Views: 1984

How Background TV Undermines Well-Being

As Linda Wasmer Andrews points out in her excellent article “How Background TV Undermines Well-Being”, there are two main ways that background TV is bad for you, it makes it harder to communicate, and it makes it harder to concentrate. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/minding-the-body/201305/how-...
by TerryS
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Update to tvSmarter.com
Replies: 2
Views: 4088

Re: Update to tvSmarter.com

That is sooo cute. Apparently I was quite frightened by a large duck (when I was that age).

The world is a scary enough place without adding fantasy horror at a young age.
by TerryS
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Update to tvSmarter.com
Replies: 2
Views: 4088

Update to tvSmarter.com

Finally, a long overdue update to http://www.tvSmarter.com New look, and lots and lots of new links. Hope you check them out! Here are a few examples: “Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behavior” http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago042140.html “In fact, for years now, the ad...
by TerryS
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Television and aunt Wilhelmine
Replies: 6
Views: 6828

Re: Television and aunt Wilhelmine

Hi Rose1

What an inspirational story.

"... gratitude that I have been released from that living nightmare that stole so much of my life from me that I will never get back"

yes, that's exactly how I feel.

Terry
by TerryS
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: How TV Pacifies Us and Subverts Democracy
Replies: 4
Views: 5933

How TV Pacifies Us and Subverts Democracy

How TV Pacifies Us and Subverts Democracy Bruce Levine has done an excellent job writing an overview of the problems with TV. I especially appreciate his points about TV being used as a pacifier for inmates and patients. Parents also appreciate the pacifying effects of TV, which is why kids spend mo...
by TerryS
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Maybe Media Is the Real Opiate of the People
Replies: 9
Views: 8898

Re: Maybe Media Is the Real Opiate of the People

Hi JuniorMan “My only answer to them never blaming TV is that they want you to watch it. What other device can you get to manipulate people and tell them what they want to hear and know and of course spend their money on?” Exactly. “I know the internet is quite addictive but no where near the scale ...