Make The Rules

Raising happy, healthy, and productive children takes guidance. Use the following tips in conjunction with the V-Chip, cable controls, or satellite controls and the TV Ratings to stay in control of your child’s television consumption.

Lay the groundwork

Get started on the path toward media management.

Create a balance

Happy children lead well-balanced lives, so include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in your child’s day.

Teach your values

Make sure that your child understands what your values are, and look for programs that reinforce those values.

Set priorities

Schedule TV time so that it does not interfere with homework, family time, and chores. Reinforce this idea by making sure that work is done before you turn on the TV.