The idle parent: Rule no1: think out of the box
Tom Hodgkinson launches his new column by switching off the television
It may seem odd for an idle parent to recommend banning telly. "Free baby-sitting" is how the TV is often described by harried parents. You can sit the little ones in front of the screen and let them gape for an hour or two while you get on with those important jobs, such as cleaning the kitchen, or reading your Evelyn Waugh novel, or leafing through the seed catalogue.
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Raising kids with no- or low-TV.
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