Parents, don’t let your babies grow up in front of the TV 

Author Teresa Tomeo sees the common sense in warning from American Academy of Pediatrics

by Kevin Wandra Friday, October 21, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2011 – Bestselling author Teresa Tomeo sees the common sense in warnings issued earlier this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics that children 2 and younger should not be spending time in front of the TV.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics’ latest media-policy statement is good common sense,” said Tomeo, whose new book is EXTREME MAKEOVER. “Despite what Madison Avenue might be trying to sell parents, there really is no such thing as ‘educational TV’ or videos for babies and toddlers. Children, especially those under 2, learn much more from real interactions with real people.”

In the statement, AAP again encourages parents of babies and toddlers to avoid exposing them to media as much as possible; and it asked parents to avoid placing television sets in children’s bedrooms.

“It may be convenient to sit little Johnny or Susie down in front of the TV set so Mom or Dad can get some work done or throw in a load of laundry,” she added, “but the experts say this is happening far too often and does have a negative impact on their development. Given the questionable content that dominates the culture today, why not help children avoid media dependency?"

In EXTREME MAKEOVER, Tomeo discusses the pervasiveness of media in today’s culture and talks about ways that women – and everyone – can make an “extreme media makeover” to rid themselves of the messages and toxic images that bombard them daily, and instead embrace the truth about their human dignity.

To schedule an interview with Tomeo and/or to request a review copy of EXTREME MAKEOVER, contact Tim Lilley ( or Kevin Wandra ( of The Maximus Group at 678-990-9032, or at the email addresses above.


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