Six easy ways to cut back on TV time
Replace channel surfing with overt diversions, and your kids won't even miss the tube.
By Rob Baedeker
Turn on the real fun
More than one day a week. That's how much time most U.S. kids spend in front of a television. According to a 2009 Nielsen report, the average American child, ages 2 to 5, watches TV at least 32 hours a week; kids ages 7 to 11, more than 28 hours. If you'd like to prevent your children from becoming couch spuds, here are six simple strategies for tuning out TV and turning them on to other interests.
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