School Challenges Families to Turn Off the TV

Families turn off the TV and turn on the quality time

By Kim Fischer
|  Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010  |  Updated 12:04 AM CDT
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Kim Fischer, NBCDFW.com

A local North Texas school is encouraging families to turn off TV for the week.

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What would you do without your television for a day, how about for a week? One North Texas school is encouraging families to do just that by participating in "no TV week at Mount Peak."

“You know there’s so many more important things to do in life. My husband says I’d rather live life than watch someone else live it on TV,” said mom, Gina Adams, whose family is taking part in the challenge.

For the next week, families at the Midlothian elementary school are being asked to do other activities together at home. The school is also offering nightly activities like board games and bingo. The school’s physical education teacher, Will Probst, started the challenge 5 years ago. He says if families really put effort into it, it can be a great experience.

“The Adams family is really great because they come in as a family; they’ve participated since the inception of this. If they work together as a family, it becomes so much fun and so much easier for the kids,” Probst said.

The Adams family said not watching TV Monday night has one downside, they won't be able to see this story on television.  At least there's the Internet.
 

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