Have you noticed changes in your children’s personalities? Do you notice that time seems to slip away from you? Has the contentment and peace you once enjoyed vanished?

Consider the amount of time you and your family spend ingesting major media: especially TV. If you believe as many do that TV is the source of many psychological ills, try a radical concept that’s gaining popularity: Go TV-free for thirty days.

We know that TV leads to poor dietary habits, inactivity (and all the resulting health effects, even an increased risk of juvenile diabetes!), and a host of other ills.

Yet, in our advertising-driven, 24-hour-a-day news cycles, even other forms of media can cause stress, anxiety, and disconnection from our surroundings.

While you may be bored at first—it will pass. Soon you’ll find your family taking hikes, playing games, engaging in conversation, and many more truly healthy activities!