TV and children

The effect of television on children is something that experts like to blather about at great length. But I  never really expected to be able to observe effects on a day-to-day basis.

On days I turn the TV on early:

Elspeth is more irritable, less interested in non-electronic forms of entertainment, less inclined to read books, more indecisive (“No juice. Juice please.”) and demanding.

On days I leave the TV off for the morning:

Elspeth is happier, enjoys reading, is inclined to “imaginative play“, will spend longer on each activity (longer attention span), is more affectionate, and communicates more effectively.

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