Tips for helping keep TVs turned off

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

The following tips are suggested by the National TV-Turnoff Network:

Move your television to a less prominent location.

Keep the TV off during meals.

Designate certain days of the week as TV-free days.

Do not use television as a reward.

Listen to music or the radio for background noise.

Cancel your cable subscription and use the money for books.

Don't worry if children claim to be bored. Boredom passes and often leads to creativity.

For more information on TV-Turnoff Network, contact TV-Turnoff Network, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, No. 3A, Washington, D.C., 20009, or call (800)-939-6737 or (202) 518-5556.

The organization's Web site can be found on the Internet at

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