7 Celebrities Whose Children Watch Little or No TV

7 Celebrities Whose Children Watch Little or No TV

Gwyneth Paltrow

While she does let her kids watch tv, she only lets them do so in a foreign language, Spanish or French.

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William H Macy

Along with his wife Felicity, are not totally agains TV watching, but they definitely want to limit the tube time.  They ask their kids to go read a book before watching anything.  What does he think about Television?  Well here it is straight from the horses mouth:

“There is wonderful, educational stuff on video.  Our issue is that television itself is too powerful.  That image is too overwhelming for a little kid.  I think the longer we let their minds cook, the better.”


Even more outspoken than William H Macy about her child’s involvement with television, here is what she has to say.

“Tv is trash”

“My kids don’t watch tv”

Check out here interview with Larry King below.

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Mayim Bialik

Why doesn’t she let her kids watch TV?  Well she wrote a whole blog of reasons.  Another reason her opinions might hold weight?  She has a Ph. D. in Neuroscience.

Helen Hunt

Her kid didn’t even know who Nemo was.  How many of us can say that?  See her David Letterman interview below.

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Hugh Jackman

While not television is not completely absent from the lives of his children, it’s certainly limited to weekends.  And not just the TV, but internet as well.

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Megan Fox

This mother of two might allow the occasional movie, but no TV for her kids.

Why limiting your child’s television is a good idea

So why is it a good idea to limit or eliminate the TV time for your kids?  Our latest documentary endorsed by the Parents Television Council explains why.  See some clips.

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