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Author Currey-Wilson, Ellen.

Title The big turnoff : confessions of a TV-addicted mom trying to raise a TV-free kid / by Ellen Currey-Wilson
Edition First edition
Published London : Fusion Press, [2007]


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 MELB  302.2345092 Currey Cur/Btc  AVAILABLE
Description 339 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Having shared most of her childhood with The Beverly Hillbillies and The Brady Bunch, Currey-Wilson longed for her son Casey to know the people around him better than he knew the cast of Friends. In her revealing and outspoken take on parenting, she recounts her increasingly fanatical behaviour and the intermittent fits of insecurity and fears of Casey being ostracised. But when television assumes a back seat to real life something remarkable happens: Currey- Wilson's relationships with her whole family begin to deepen and Casey develops into a self-sufficient, intelligent and confident boy, while scores of his TV-mesmerised peers are being diagnosed with ADHD. In an age when it's easier to flip on the TV than to interact with the people around us, The Big Turnoff shows what can happen when you decide to buck the trend
Subject Currey-Wilson, Ellen.
Television and families -- United States -- Case studies.
Parenting -- United States -- Case studies.
Parents -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Case studies.
ISBN 9781905745227 paperback