When you or your children are unable to imaginative play, run around, and/or entertain yourselves without television, that's when it's unhealthy. I don't have to limit tv for my son. On rainy days we watch more, when the weather cooperates less. Many times a day he'll walk over, turn the tv off, go play for 2-3 hours with his geotrax, cars, my couch cushions (he likes to play "wipeout") and then he's tired so he turns the tv on and vegges out for an hour or so. He'd much rather ride his bike, draw with chalk, shoot his nerf guns or play with his geotrax. I watch tv when I have nothing else to do, or one of my shows I enjoy is on. When I start becoming overweight, or my house starts falling apart from laziness, I'll know my consumption is unhealthy.
at 12:53 AM on Apr. 5, 2011