- Keep an unannounced, one-month log of the hours people in your family watch television.
- Simultaneously, keep track of the hours that various family members spend reading.
- Show your family the results at the end of the month. While books require active intellectual participation, adding new vocabulary and ideas to the reader's mind,
- TV is passive entertainment, aimed at 5th/6th grade, no higher.Anyone who wishes to remain permanently in 5th or 6th grade should watch TV and avoid reading.
By the time our average American students have graduated from high school, they will have spent four to six thousand more hours in front of a TV set than they spent in school altogether. That is enough time to have a master's degree, but instead, they have familiarity with programs such as Beavis and Butthead.