television

TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about.  The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant.  Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" » Read more

Kids and Electronics: How Much is too Much?

When it comes to kids and electronic entertainment, parents have been asking the same question ever since the television was invented: How much is too much? Numerous groups have come up with a solid answer on daily limits based on research. Unfortunately, a majority of kids in almost all age groups are over their daily recommended limit. » Read more

How to Get Your Couch Potato Off the Couch

Just about every kid loves a lazy day on the couch with a favorite movie or show on TV. But too much time in a sedentary mode can lead to obesity or other health problems. If your children are spending more time on the couch than off the couch, it’s time to help them get moving. Here’s how: » Read more

Celebrity Dad Stephen Baldwin on Fatherhood and Faith

By Paulette Cohn

Stephen Baldwin made quite a splash -- both literally and figuratively -- this summer on "I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here" when he jumped into a river in Costa Rica and baptized Spencer Pratt. » Read more

Jada Pinkett Smith Gives Back

By Paulette Cohn

Photo courtesy of TNT The actress talks motherhood, her new series and about opening a school for kids! » Read more

Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic? » Read more