I am about to take some steps to reduce TV viewing in my house. If it were up to me I'd chuck the thing out entirely but DH will have none of that. TV is what he does to unwind - he doesn't read, do hobbies etc. We don't have cable (never have) but we do get a fair number of channels through our rabbit ears. We also got one of those digital converters so now we even get a few bonus channels, like PBS kids. To make a long story short(er) last night I actually started yelling at the kids to turn off the TV and come to dinner - my kids never turn down an opportunity to eat!
I'm not sure how to do it. I don't want it to turn into a battle, I'd rather them decide not to watch TV but honestly I'm not sure how to lure them away from it. Today will be the big test as I try a few things. Anything you can suggest that has worked will be appreciated. Oh, my kids are 8 and 5 (yeah my 8 year old will sit and watch shows meant for toddlers rather than turn of the tube and do something)