What’s REALLY best for our children?
Dr Aric Sigman takes a look

The messages on this DVD are compiled from the 2010 Forum on the Family

Dr Aric Sigman
Psychologist Dr Aric Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Institute of Biology and has received the Chartered Scientist award from the Science Council.
His recent talk at the Houses of Parliament on the effects of television, caused widespread public debate. He has conducted research on a range of subjects, from psychosurgery, to the effects of hypnosis on the brain and autonomic nervous system, to children's diets.
He is the author of Remotely Controlled about the physical and psychological damage caused by watching television, and The Spoilt Generation which explains why restoring authority will make our children and society happier.

Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives   52m
A startling exposť of our children's growing addiction to television and why and what should be done to stop it. Aric Sigman looks at the statistics that show television has become an obsession even more influential than parents inside the household. In this insightful and shockingly perceptive assessment of the relationship with the small screen, he reveals the alarming reality of what television is actually doing physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. He provides evidence as to how television contributes to the rising global obesity rate by actually slowing our metabolic rate, stunts children’s brain development, and is responsible for over half of all rapes and murders in the industrialized world.
The Spoilt Generation  55m
In the space of a few decades the way we parent has changed dramatically. Something we once did intuitively has become the subject of political fashion, guided by experts. As parents we are older and more time-poor than ever before, with the highest proportion of single-parent households in history. Our children are now spoiled in ways that go far beyond materialism. But they are suffering to a degree we never anticipated: we now have the highest rates of child depression, underage pregnancy and violent and anti-social behaviour since records began. Yet adults, at every level, have retreated from authority and in doing so have robbed our children of their basic supporting structures. In this video, Dr Sigman takes issues by the scruff of the neck, among them children's sense of entitlement, the effects of TV and computers, single-parent homes and 'blended' families, parental guilt and the compensation culture. He offers a clear practical message to us all - parents, grandparents, teachers and policy-makers alike - as to how we can redress the status quo, redefine our roles and together cultivate happier and better-behaved children.

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