Raising a Culture Wise Family

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Ted Baehrby Dr. Ted Baehr

Many Christian parents are concerned about the influence of media violence on their children. The good news is that there are effective ways to teach your children to be media-wise.

As the director of the TV Center at City University of New York, I helped develop some of the first media literacy courses in the late 1970s.

Key 1:  Understand the influence of the media on your children.

Key 2:  Ascertain your children’s susceptibility at each stage of cognitive development.

Key 3:  Teach your children how the media communicates its message.

Key 4:  Help your children know the fundamentals of Christian faith.

Key 5:  Help your children learn how to ask the right questions.

So, how can you protect the eyes of innocence of your children and grandchildren? How can you redeem the culture?

  • Teach your family to be CULTURE-WISE
  • Become informed — www.movieguide.org
  • Spend your entertainment dollars wisely

Culture Wise FamilyFor more information on protecting your children from the influence of the mass media of entertainment by teaching them how to be media-wise, please read Dr. Ted Baehr & Pat Boone’s new book:  The Culture-Wise Family.

Founder of Good News Communications, Inc., dba MOVIEGUIDE® and the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, Dr. Ted Baehr is an internationally renowned speaker, lecturer, media scholar, film critic, and educator. Dr. Baehr has written numerous books, including: How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), Amazing Grace of Freedom, The Culture-Wise Family, Narnia Beckons, Frodo And Harry: The Lord Of The Rings Versus Harry Potter. Dr. Baehr also writes a syndicated column for 29 publications nationwide. Baehr graduated summa cum laude in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, attended Cambridge University, the University of Bordeaux & Toulouse, and the University of Munich, graduated from New York University School of Law, and finished his theological studies at the Institute of Theology at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

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