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Parent's Journal with Bobbi Conner

Parent's Journal with Bobbi Conner

Ellen Currey-Wilson, author of The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid, shares tips and information about her TV-free family lifestyle.

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The Unplugged Family

The Unplugged Family

Before Ellen Currey-Wilson became a mom, she pondered the role television had played in her life. In her words, she’d “grown up addicted,” and she didn’t want her son Casey to do the same.

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Book makes case for limiting time in front of TV

Book makes case for limiting time in front of TV

Wise-guy comic Stephen Colbert recently announced that books are dangerous and should not be mentioned in the presence of children. Could he have been talking about Ellen Currey-Wilson’s new book, which may persuade parents to yank their kids away from television, meaning even less Stephen Colbert?

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Could your kids live without TV?

Could your kids live without TV?

Ellen Currey-Wilson, a former ‘telly addict,’ made the radical decision to cut out all television before she gave birth to her son. She spoke to the iVillage community about her views on children and television viewing.

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TV-Free Kid

TV-Free Kid

Ellen Currey-Wilson was a former TV addict who decided her son would not watch television before the age of six.

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Channel their energy

Channel their energy

As the new school term approaches, every parent knows that the biggest enemy of homework is the box of tricks in the corner of the room.

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At Issue with Ben Merens

At Issue with Ben Merens

What happens when a smart, funny, and slightly obsessive mother decides to raise her son TV-free? Find out, after five, when Ben Merens’ guest talks about her experience.

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No TV is really no problem

No TV is really no problem

Ellen Currey-Wilson doesn’t miss the mind-numbing hours spent gazing at her television set. She doesn’t miss the dumbed-down language or random violence, and she certainly doesn’t miss the Viagra ads.

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