From University of Idaho Extension FREE publication "Navigating Work and Family" — To promote family togetherness, bring the television into your home under your own terms. Choose a few shows you all enjoy and watch them together. Discuss the programs with your children and engage them in critical thought about the concepts and themes in the shows.
From University of Idaho Extension FREE publication "Navigating Work and Family" — Decision making is a valuable life skill. Foster this skill by giving young children small choices that are within the limits of household rules. For example, bedtime is at 8 p.m., but the child gets to choose his or her pajamas or what story to read.