How to sell your house FAST in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The real estate market across the country is changing rapidly. In order to quickly sell your home, you need to first understand a few basics, and then work on making the best choice to get what you need out of the house. 

The reasons for selling a house are endless.  Some people really NEED to sell their house, and others just WANT to sell their house. You must decide which group you fit in to. If you need to sell your house, chances are it will fit in to one of the following:

Relocation: You have already moved and the house is vacant.

Probate: The property is being inherited by one or more family members and is going through probate.

Foreclosure: The home is in foreclosure and you risk losing it.

Loss of Job: You can no longer afford to make payments and know you will soon go into foreclosure.

  

Of course there are many other reasons a person may need to sell, but these cover the basics. A person that just wants to sell will have different pricing and marketing tactics than someone that needs to sell quickly.

I need to sell my Grand Rapids house fast, now what?

You have several options. I will go in to more detail on each of the following: First, you can sell the property your self. Second, you could hire an Real Estate Agent to sell it for you. Third, you could contact a local company that quickly buys houses. There are pros and cons to all three.

Selling the house yourself will save you money on commissions. Unfortunately, it can be a lot of work, and you could end up taking too long, or having to sell it even cheaper than expected.

Working with a Realtor can be a good way to get your home sold quickly if it is reasonable priced. The downside of course is the fact that you will have to pay a commission.

Selling to a home buying company can work out great. The advantages are that you will not pay a commission in most cases, and often times you will get a cash offer in 24-48 hours. The potential downside is that the offer may be slightly low, but the trade off is the speed at which your home will be sold.

When selling your home in Grand Rapids, I suggest you weigh your options. Try talking to a Grand Rapids Homebuyers company, and also find out how much a good Realtor can get you for the home.

Source: Justin Razmus
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Broadcasting- History and Evolution

Technical definition of broadcasting would be the proper channeling and distribution of audio and video signals. These signals help in the transmission of various programs to different audience. Usually, these audiences is scattered into wide array of sets. They could be huge crowd in a public place or they could be certain sub-section of people in groups.

Broadcasting could find its roots attached to the radio transmissions and wireless telegraphy because even those were transmission of signals in different formats though. From the secret usage of radio and radio signals in the world wars to the present day podcasting, broadcasting has traveled a long way out. It started with Charles Herrold trying different varieties of call signals to regulate radio and then graduated towards the stage of U.S. government recognizing the need for the radio signal transmission and the operators required for the purpose.

From radio the transition took over to the television media sector. The source of revenue started inclining towards television. This change occurred in 1950’s in various parts of the world. Even though the radio programs were being broadcasted after the invention of television but by 1960s many of the radio networks stopped producing programs. Even in the television broadcasting, there was transition from the monotonous black and white to the coloured stages.

Talking about history, the noticeable one is of television. There were baseball games being aired on the television, which was in the 1930’s. During those days it was only radio broadcasting that was more widespread but with the advent of television, many of the radio broadcasting companies had to sell off. It started off with the regular programs, progressed towards the broadcasting of various games and more. Proper commercial broadcasting did not begin until late 1940’s in United States. Even the colour broadcasting was approved in early 1950’s. Colour broadcasting was originally German patent in 1904. It was not until 1954, the colour broadcasts were approved.

From the conventional radio programs and channels there was an evolution from the AM radio to the FM radio stations. They changed entire outlook of the radio broadcasting. With the advent of the FM radio, there started the decline of the AM radio because of the reasons like poor signal coverage in the AM radio, lower cost of FM receivers and very narrow AM radio bandwidth. These changes took place during 1970-90.

A new millennium arrives and with it comes the digital radio phenomenon and direct broadcasting by the satellites in USA. From digital radio comes the digital broadcasting across the world. Even the television these days is the broadcasted directly by the satellites.

Broadcasting has evolved from the government funded stage to the public and that is called public service broadcasting. Public service broadcasting is the most prevalent in the broadcasting industry. The television, radio and several such media outlets which receive funding from the public come under the public service broadcasting sector. Public service broadcasting has changed the complete outlook of broadcasting.

Changes in the broadcasting equipment and technology take place very rapidly and the growth has always been on a progressive curve. A lot has happened to the date and even lot is still to come in the broadcasting technology.

Source: rajan mr
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Technology’s Impact On Politics

We are all aware of the fast pace at which technology moves. During ones lifetime we can name several technological changes at different points in our lives. At least every five years, if not closer, there are very notable changes in technology which help us to keep our personal time lines in order. Technology is probably the third most referenced subject when trying to recall a time or an event; right after music and movies. How many times have you said, “The time that I did…. was when…. (technological reference)”, associating memories in your life with the technology of that same time? Many of us do. Just as it is easy to recall a song or movie you so enjoyed, it is just as easy to recall a change in technology.

Technology enables and actually even promotes changes in every aspect of our lives. Through the years technology has changed what and how we eat by way of the microwave, how and where we work by way of the internet, how we educate our children, how we appreciate music, how we are entertained, how much free time we have, and even how we keep in touch with friends and family. (You gotta love those social arenas like facebook!) Sometimes these changes can be quite difficult and even expensive to keep up with for those who even try. Either way, these changes have definitely been noticeable.

However, are we just as aware of the changes in politics throughout the years? Though the political game may not change as quickly as the pace of change in the technological game; there are definitely some notable changes in each one’s lifetime as far as the political area as well. Have you noticed any changes in the way politics are handled during your time? Changes in campaigning, fund raising and so forth? You don’t really have to look hard to find them. If you concern yourself with political history at all, I’m sure you could list a few.

Though many people notice the quick advance of technology throughout the years, many may not notice how technological advances have tied into changes in the way politics have been run. Much like every other area in life, technology has enabled or even promoted advances in politics too. The most noticeable changes occurred during our most recent Presidential campaign no doubt, Obama vs. McCain. Can you name some of the dramatic advances in campaigning during this time? There were many to choose from. The 2008 campaign year absolutely stepped up the political game and no doubt changed the way politics will be run forever. Still, I’m sure there will be more advances yet to come as technology continues to develop.

For a great article with more information on the tie of technology and politics, please read “Technology and It’s Political Impact”. This article is very interesting, informative, and enlightening.

Source: Eboni
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Here's how easy it is to switch to an LG G6 (from an iPhone, or another Android phone)

LG this week released a bunch of videos showcasing how easy it is to switch from an older smartphone (and transfer your data) to the company’s G6 flagship handset.

As you can see for yourself in LG’s new videos (embedded below) you can switch from Android handsets (including LG ones) either wirelessly, or with the help of a USB cable. This isn’t the case when switching from an iPhone – you can’t make the switch wirelessly, so you’ll definitely need a cable. 

Anyhow, the process is fairly simple regardless of your older smartphone, although, if you have a non-LG Android …

Top 3 Alternatives To Cable And Satellite Television

This recession has caused many to take stock of their monthly spending habits. Many are looking for alternative sources of entertainment for themselves and their families. That could very well be the reason you are reading this article now. You have long wanted to sever the ties with the Cable and Satellite providers. Maybe you are concerned with quality, speed or local programming or perhaps all of the above. I have taken a moment to collect the research and provide you with three pretty nifty alternatives to cable and satellite television.

1 – Apple TV

Apple TV is a small component in addition to your cable or satellite box that allows you to view preset programming from iTunes through Apple.

Pros: Remote, Clear, Quality Picture, easy remote function, No Commercials, very few hardware issues.

Cons: Not enough content to replace cable, no local programming, no tv tuner, all content is pay per view. No free programming.

2 – Google TV

Google TV is a concept currently in development at Google, time tables online show anywhere from twelve to twenty-four months before launch. Information below from reports only. Please evaluate the information for yourself.

Pros: Remote, Linux based OS(Android), mostly commercial free, reports say user will have access to all licensed online content, Netflix, HULU, Fancast to name a few.

Cons: While Google seems to be opening up some free programming through its partners. It will probably stick to a new variation of either a monthly service fee like the cable companies or pay per view for the most desirable programming it is still unknown. You can assume that with partners like Sony and Logitech that they will need to keep profits robust and recurring.

3 – WhiteHatt Internet TV

WhiteHatt is scheduled to launch in the Fall 2010. WhiteHatt is an Internet TV component that is advertised to replace cable. All the information is from the company website or third party sources and should be verified for accuracy.

Pros: No Monthly fee, One Time Cost, Remote,  Open Source Linux Based OS, Virus and Malware Free, HD Surround Sound, One wire hook up through HDMI w/ HD Audio and Video (where available), “mostly” commercial free, major sports packages, No Internet TV Restrictions, Provides access to all free licensed online content, System has options for Blu-ray/DVD combo, Includes 100 hours of Media storage, you may add DVR/TV Tuner from base. System is rumored to be preloaded with a handful of built in television networks claiming thousands of free licensed television from all over the World. In addition to what is already available from NBC, CBS, FOX, and most of the major television networks.

Cons: None of the claims on their website have been evaluated. There is a fair amount of information on the website WhiteHatt.Com, they also have a free entry to win one on the home page.

Source: Claude Jackson
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Used Car Reviews and Searches in Lansing, MI

Years ago if you wanted to buy a used car from lets say a Chevy dealer in Lansing there weren’t many available means to find out if the used car was a good investment or not. Thankfully now there are numerous resources available that allow you to locate and read used car reviews and get the opinions of consumers who own the vehicle, or you can visit any used auto dealer in Lansing, Michigan to learn about the vehicles you want to purchase.

Using the internet and newspapers to conduct searches for car dealers in Lansing, MI, is a good way to start. Word of mouth is also a good way to gather information about different vehicles and the dealerships they are located at. More than likely someone has been to a particular dealer and has an opinion about it. It’s great that consumers share their experiences and opinions with other consumers, whether good or bad, to help you in your decision process.

Visit as many used car websites as possible, if you are looking for a specific make and model, like Chevy for example you could check out lansingchevydealers.com. There you can get a listing of all the Chevy dealers in Lansing. It won’t take a lot of time to do the appropriate research to locate used car reviews. You’re only saving yourself from major headaches later on if you purchase the right vehicle.

There are used cars that may get higher reviews than others get. It may be because those specific vehicles are more trendy or popular with all the public. The good thing about reading used car reviews is that they are written by people from all age groups, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. Now, you can keep an open mind and put into perspective what used vehicles from car dealers in Lansing MI, will satisfy your budget and save you money.

You may find that while looking at used auto dealer in Lansing, Michigan there will be a lot of vehicles to choose from. You have to stay with in your budget and try not to get stuck on too many vehicles at once. Remember that your still need to get financing.

Source: James Gilbert
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Buying an LED TV for Dummies

 So you’ve taken the plunge.  You’ve remortgaged your home, persuaded yourself you need one, and convinced your wife/husband/girlfriend/flatmate that you can’t live another second without the Hi-Def beauty found in the latest range of LED TVs.  To help you navigate through the complicated world of contrast ratios and refresh rates, we’ve put together this quick guide to help you choose the LED TV which is right for you.

LED TV

Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the past few months, chances are you’ve seen Samsung’s marketing campaign proclaiming brighter colours and deeper blacks.  They want you to be concerned with the three Cs – contrast, colour and clarity.  Whilst these are important when choosing a TV – no doubt the Samsung LED TVs have them all – we reckon you should be more interested in the three Ps – price, presentation and personality.

Unless you’re an early adopter (nothing to do with Madonna), it’s probably neither wise nor possible to pay through the nose for a brand new TV.  You’ve got food to buy and possibly children to support.  In the time of a recession, splashing out on lavish luxuries is akin to sending out an open invitation to all your local bailiffs.  However from what we’ve seen, since early 2009 prices have been steadily falling

At the time of writing, you can pick up a 32” LED TV for just £720 – so it needn’t cost the earth if you know where and when to buy.  Prices are likely to fall further in the run-up to Christmas, so it may be worth controlling your urges for a little while.  Money can be saved on costly delivery (up to £45 at some stores) by choosing a retailer that allows you to buy or reserve online and pick-up in your local store.  And don’t be fooled by bundle offers, which tempt you in with the promise of a free Blu-Ray player or HDMI cable – in many cases the prices of these TVs are ramped up above the norm, so it’d work out cheaper to go elsewhere and buy the items cheaper from separate retailers.

Tell most of the population that your TV has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and they’ll look at you with a blank face.  Is that good, bad, or simply indifferent?  Whilst you can get wound up in all the figures and statistics, the only way to really experience the picture quality is to see one for real.  Before buying blindly online, it’d probably be worth popping into your local audio-visual store to have a demonstration.  After all, you’re going to have to live with this investment for at least a good couple of years (unless you’re the proud owner of a money tree).  Take the time to do your research, so you can be confident you’re getting the most for your money.

Not only is on-screen presentation important, but also the design of the TV itself, if you’re aesthetically minded.  Unless you’re sitting at home all day watching Jeremy Kyle, a lot of the time the TV will be turned off, so it needs to look good turned off as well as when it’s on.  Larger TVs can become a main focal point in the room you put it in, so it’s worth paying a little more for a stylish TV to match your impeccable interior design.  And try not to put on the blinkers and aim for the largest TV money can buy – there’s no point having a 55” LED TV if you live in a caravan, and the only place you can attach it is to the outside.  A quick search on Google will bring up a table which shows the optimum TV size for your chosen room.  If you think these extra features will benefit and enrich your life, go for it and choose one of the higher end models.

The personality of your TV needs to match your own personality.  If you’re a bit of a geek who gets excited by huge contrast ratios and ridiculously fast refresh rates, it’s worth shelling out for a top-end LED TV to show off to your (limited number of) friends.  Alternatively if you’re an MP, we recommend you get an LED TV from the lower end of the spectrum, to help stem some of your constituency’s hatred when it appears on your expenses bill at the end of the year.

Good luck with your buying choice, we’re sure that you’ll make the right decision for you, and that it’ll be a worthwhile investment.  Now all you need to do is wait for the TV channels to produce something decent to watch on it.

Source: Tom Hine
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The Michigan Arrest Records

The home of American automobiles, Michigan has more than 10 million residents which makes it as the nation’s 8th most populous state. It also has a large area and has become the 11th largest state in the Union. Michigan is called by people in many different nicknames and it is never left behind in terms of providing information about its public records. Thus, you can easily find Michigan Arrest Records online with no cost at all.

You should maximize the availability of sources that are provided for you to gather information about these public records. Michigan Arrest Records are undoubtedly one of the most searched public records nowadays and that is because even businessmen can take advantage of the information that can be gathered from such records especially when it comes to making a decision as to whether or not to hire a particular job applicant. Likewise, when you search for a certain person, a sex offender, or a criminal history of someone, sources are always available for you to easily do it in Michigan.

As mentioned, Michigan Criminal Records are easy to find because of the easy-to-access information that are provided to its citizens. These sources include the web sites of the Michigan Internet Criminal History Access Tool, Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, and the VineLink Michigan. They contain details on the criminal records that are managed by the state repository. Personal information of the offender who was convicted or fined in Michigan is also contained on these web sites.

There is still another helpful web site that is accessible in the state of Michigan aside from those that were mentioned above. It is the website of the Michigan Offender Tracking Information System or OTIS. It is a great venue for you to further check on the background of a person who might have changed its location after getting a parole. Thus, it does not only provides information about the person’s past crime, but also tells of his current location if ever he transferred to another state already. In this site, you’ll also get to see the picture of those who have been convicted but not those who have cases that are still in the process or those who didn’t receive any conviction yet.

MI Arrest Records are accessible through the use of the state’s various archives of information. When you search for these records in Michigan, you must not stick to only one source of information only, but check on those other available sources that are made available for you to use. That is because in Michigan, not all criminal records result in convictions. A database that contains the criminal records of imprisonment is also available at the Department of Corrections.

The Offices of the County Clerks of Court is the best place for you to verify if there has been a certain action that was initiated for that person who was found to have committed an offense in the state of Michigan. It can also be obtained at the Michigan criminal records of arrests at the county jail level. However, the information that you would like to obtain from them may not be readily available yet by the time that you need it. In that case, those private sources are the ones that you can turn to instead.

Source: Jessie Moore
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Wireless Headphones for TV Listening: Comparing TV Ears & the TV Listener J3

There are many reasons that we might need to purchase a set of wireless headphones. One of us may be starting to lose our hearing & “arguing over the TV volume” is no way to spend an evening. Or, we want to watch TV in bed, but don’t want to disturb our spouse who needs to get up early the next morning. Whatever the reason, both the TV Ears & the TV Listener J3 passed the quality test.

But, here are 10 things to consider when choosing which wireless headphones are the right choice for you:

Price: When choosing electronics, we want to get the best quality possible without breaking the bank. Both of these models retail reasonably for under $100, but the Unisar TV Listener is slightly more affordable with a suggested retail of $49.99.

Infrared Signal vs RF Signal: Other wireless headphones that utilize a radio frequency signal provide the advantage of being able to listen from another room. The only problem is that most of the other devices in your home (stereo, microwave, wireless phones) may use the same signal and will usually cause a great deal of interference, causing static or buzzing.

Both the TV Listener J3 & the TV Ears models utilize infrared technology, the same as your remote control. With infrared, there is no interference from other sources. This will provide a much cleaner & crisper sound. Obviously, this does not allow you to travel into different rooms to listen. So, you will need to be within site of the receiver plugged into the device (TV, computer, radio, etc.)

Coverage: The range of clear reception for both the TV Listener J3 & the TV are approximately the same. Each will cover 600 square feet (or a 30-foot x 20-foot room). This should be adequate, since most living rooms are around 300 square feet. If you do need a larger coverage area, TV Ears offers a Professional Series model that retails for $200.

Independence: Some wireless headphones give you the option of only listening with or without the headphones. That’s not a problem, if it’s only you in the room. If you’ll never need to share the TV with anyone else, models such as these can usually be found for $20 or so.

Both the TV Listener J3 & the TV Ears, however, allow you to listen to the TV independently. Your spouse and/or kids can watch at one volume and you can control your own volume independently with the headphones.

Will It Work With My TV: The biggest concern when considering wireless headphones is compatibility with new TV technologies. Both will work with any TV, computer or audio device, including Digital, Plasma or 3D televisions. As long as your device has an audio output, both of these wireless headphones are compatible and can be set up in minutes.

Hearing Aids: Here is one difference between the two. The TV Listener J3 model uses an “over-the-ear” cushioned headphone, as opposed to an “in-the-ear” headphone. This feature makes the TV Listener compatible to use WITH hearing aids. TV Ears, on the other hand though, does boast a higher decibel level for those with hearing difficulties, but because of the budded ear pieces the hearing aid needs to be removed.

Battery Life: Both the TV Listener J3 & the TV Ears operate with a re-chargeable headset that lasts approximately 15 hours when fully charged. And re-charging is easy. Just connect to the receiver when not in use & you shouldn’t have to worry about either batteries running low.

Extra Headsets Available: Both offer additional headsets that can operate on the same receiver & operate independently of the other. The TV Listener J3 extra headset retails for $29.99, whereas TV Ears offers additional headsets starting at $69.99.

Warranty: Both models offer a 90-day full manufacturer’s warranty.

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Source: Sherman Walters
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Impacts of Television on Children

IMPACTS OF TELEVISION ON CHILDREN

Television has become a significant social phenomenon in Pakistan. There is no doubt that television has a great influence on children from a very early age itself and it will affect children’s cognitive and social development. The role that Television plays in socializing children is very great. Television can be educational and beneficial, but their negative aspect, such as the amount of aggressive and violent activity it displays daily, is causing grave concern to parents and educators around the world, especially in Pakistan. Whether and how we will manage to control the harmful effects of television and harness its potential for the good of children is a subject of ongoing debate.

Though not yet investigated empirically, TV viewing is, generally believed to generate social forces of undeniable influence in Pakistan. With more than 1.5 million sets in use and about seven hours of daily transmission, the number of viewers is now estimated to be over 12 million. These statistics may be modest by international standard but these are not insignificant in a country where’ the rate of literacy and per capita income are still very low.

Children do not generally become consistent viewers until they are about 3 years old. Even then they do not watch the set constantly because their span of attention is very short. Os they get easily distracted. Now-a-days the working parents are so busy; they don’t have enough time spend with their kids. The mother has to do the cooking and look after the child simultaneously; there may not be servants also. So she switches on the TV and puts the child in front of it. Slowly it becomes addicted to the television. And the mother blames the child for regularly watching TV. Most of the ‘speech delay’ cases seen among babies are caused due to the excessive TV watching. Television watching is not interactive. It is a one way mode of activity. In order to develop speech, as the young one begins to produce the babbling sounds; we must reproduce a similar sound, so that the young one is motivated to talk more, which slowly leads to verbal communication.

TV viewing patterns are affected not only by program content but by the formal features of television as well, such as animation, high action, loud music and visual and auditory special effects. These formal features, which help to attract as well as retain children’s attention, are to some degree, independent of programme content, and they are important for younger and older children alike (Kapoor). Children increase their viewing time gradually until, in preadolescence, they are watching TV almost four hours a day, and housewives too watch most of the TV programmes. Often there is clash between their children regarding the channel they prefer. The elders would prefer the serials, while children want their favourite cartoons. Children watch a variety of programmes, boys prefer action, adventure and sports programmes, and girls prefer human social drama and music.

Small kids will not understand what they see on television, in a reasonable manner. Children must be able to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Displaying what has been called ‘magic window thinking’ the little kids are likely to believe that TV images are real as the people and things about them. During the age of 2 and 3 they come to understand that the characters and objects they see on TV are not actually present inside the set. As kids grow and their cognitive skills continue it improve, their ability to distinguish fantasy from reality improves as well. When they get older, children understand that shows are made up, scripted and rehearsed.

The impact of violence in television can be reduced by helping young children distinguish between what they see in Television and reality. We must also constantly inform them that television is an unrealistic portrayal of the real world and aggressive behaviours are not as universal in the real world as they appear to be on TV. If we go on watching interesting TV programmes we will not realize the time that has elapsed. Due to excessive TV watching our attitudes, moods, behaviour will all get affected.

Television viewing takes time, and may displace other activities, such as sports, exercises or even talking to others. Guests are not properly taken care of if they visit other houses during popular TV serials. Also, in most of the houses the TVs are placed in the drawing room. Even though we will talk with the guests, our attention will be constantly diverted by the TV. We must make it a practice to switch off the TV when guests come.

Earlier, children loved to visit other housed with their parents, but now-a-days, if we ask them to join us, they will say “Amma, please, we will sit at home and watch TV,” They prefer sitting at home and watching TV over visiting relatives or friends. Parents must also ensure that children are getting sufficient physical exercises. It is also not a good practice to place TV in the dining room. In the busy modern time, there is lack of communication between the family members. Watching television during dinning hours, however, will prevent family members from conversing with one another freely.

Some parents will switch on the TV and feed the children. The parents will be happy as the little one opens his mouth like gold fish and swallows the food while watching TV. The parent is not realising that she herself is developing in the child that habit of watching TV while eating food. Now-a-days some children watch TV even while doing home work. This practice must be dissuaded from the beginning stage itself. All the children’s programmes and cartoon channels are intermixed with advertisements. These advertisements have a definite influence on the tender mind. Fast food snacks filled with masala and aginomotto are harmful to health. As these snakes provide tattoos and stickers children often try to influence their parent’s consumer choice; parents must not entertain this.

The present trend in the theme of serials is not satisfactory. In all the stories, importance is given to the negative aspects of human personality. They depict the different ways to cheat other people, the unhealthy relationships between the husbands and wives, the shortcut ways to get money buy cheating people. Violence is given preference. By watching these types of serials, throughout the time, the behaviour of even the elder generation seem to have changed. They have become narrow-minded and they tend to find fault with others and enjoy gossips and go into negative thinking. In the past, grandparents loved to look after the young ones. But now the modern grandma is reluctant to find time to spend with their grandchildren among these never-ending serials. This is a cyclic process. Children learn through imitation, if they elderly persons are behaving like this, how we can blame the little ones” as a result a selfish generation is emerging!

The parents must go on talking to the child while watching TV, that is, they must explain the programme contents to they younger ones. This will help the children to make important connection between actions and their consequences. Studies have shown that children whose parents explain events and clarify information tend to be more imaginative, less aggressive and less hyperactive and tend to understand the contents of the programme better. But at present, the parents do not spend time with children, nor do they discuss the values of the programme. Co-viewing can also help a child to cope with the fear produced by the programme. The friendly relationship between the parents and children will also improve.

The programmes in the National Geographic Channel are also very informative; the travelogue helps to gather information on other countries. By watching such programmes we will get a feeling that we are actually visiting these places. The important buildings and places shown in such programmes give us valuable knowledge. Children will be able to know about and understand different culture.

The important thing to keep in mind is that parents must not blame the children for watching TV. Together they must prepare a tentative timetable for Television-viewing. Children must be given some time to watch their favourite programmes, but parents must have an eye on the programmes which the children watch. There must be open discussions among the family members and parents must provide a positive guidance to children. This will help them to learn to evaluate the TV programmes and what they see. Also, we must not discuss in front of the child his/her habit of watching TV throughout the time, even if that be the case. We must slowly steer him out of the habit instead.

Source: Malik Tariq Mahmood
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