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The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid
The Big Turnoff Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid
Author: Ellen Currey-Wilson
ISBN-13: 9781565125391
ISBN-10: 1565125398
Publication Date: 4/5/2007
Pages: 352
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3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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This was a great read and I would recommend it to all parents, whether they are with a baby or have older kids. It is a fascinating, funny and very personally honest account of one mother's attempt to raise her child without TV. The author is brutally honest about everything , so much so that I thought âI can't believe she shared that!â But that simply adds to the interest of the story. As a child who was raised without a TV for most of my childhood, I thought some of the stuff to be farfetched. But the more I meet other parents, the more I see how pervasive TV is in so many children's lives. Some of my son's playmates (age 3) have almost the entire Noggin line-up memorized for the whole day. I am trying to raise my own son with very little TV and it certainly is a bit harder not to just plop him in the front of the TV when I need a break.