Common Sense MediaBy Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Editor
Watching sports with your kids is one of life's great pleasures. If you're usually careful about how much TV they watch, then the big game can be an exciting occasion -- and something to savor instead of stressing over. But as we all know, there are plenty of interferences to enjoying sports as a family: age-inappropriate commercials, unsportsmanlike conduct on the field, and waaay overdoing the tube time.
Keep these tips in mind to enrich your family's sports watching.
1. Just say no to "enhancements." In other words, mute the commercials. Your kids don't need to see ads for Viagra, liquor, or other adult products advertised during sports events. Use the break to talk to your kids about the game instead.
2. Share your love of the game. Involve your kids in your enjoyment of the game. Many a fond memory has formed from the experience of watching the game and hanging out with dear old Dad (or Mom!).
3. Be a goodRead More »from 5 Tips for Families Who Love Watching Sports