Today's Tip for Families

05-08-2021

Use TV to Teach Problem-Solving

In real life, problems don't get resolved in 30 minutes or an hour the way they often are on television. But watching a TV program with your teen is a good opportunity to discuss ways to solve problems in real life.

After you watch a program together, turn off the set and talk. Was that the best way to solve the problem? What were some other things the character could have done? What would your teen have done in the same circumstances? Why? Has anything like that ever happened to your teen?

Television, like other digital media, can be a useful tool to help your teen learn critical thinking. But you and your teen must actively use it as a springboard for discussion, and not just passively watch it.


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