Family TV Watching: Parenting Tip

“I came across your ideas on the LDSEHE website, and have been so inspired by all of it. I’m starting to read your book, hoping to fill in a few holes. I really like your idea for Friday family movie nights as your one source of TV. How do you make selections for that night? Do you have a list of movies you would recommend?” -Grateful Parent

You are right. We have a family TV watching policy to help our family not get bound by television. Our policy is that we don’t watch TV unless it is a movie on Friday family movie night. Olympics and Church General Conference Programs are excluded in this policy.

In some homes television is given too much power. The TV is given the power over the people. Well, actually, we turn over our freedom to it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a good show here and there, and I do give my mind and time to a few things, but I have also felt the bondage of television.

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