Channel Their Energy; Box Clever? from a Young Age, Television Can Be Children's Biggest Distraction from Homework. Inset: Ellen Currey-Wilson and Son Casey
Byline: Sarah Harris
AS THE new school term approaches, every parent knows that the biggestenemy of homework is the box of tricks in the corner of the room.
The cries of, 'Just five minutes more!' can be heard in houses across thecountry when mothers and fathers reach for the off button on the television'sremote control.
Giving in to the screams of protest is often easier because it allows a fewprecious extra minutes to yourself.
The electronic babysitter is a way to get supper cooked without worrying thatyour children are destroying the house and pulverising each other.
Recent research shows that around eight out of ten youngsters have …
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Publication information: Article title: Channel Their Energy; Box Clever? from a Young Age, Television Can Be Children's Biggest Distraction from Homework. Inset: Ellen Currey-Wilson and Son Casey. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: August 28, 2007. Page number: 62. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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