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Mary Heer-Forsberg

  • I wish all televisions would come with a warning from the Surgeon General: 'Overuse of this medium may hinder the development of healthy interpersonal relationships, retard the growth of neural connections, diminish creativity, and foster poor family communication.'

    • Mary Heer-Forsberg,
    • in The Minneapolis Star Tribune ()
  • Playing is one of the best ways for kids to learn and deepen relationships with others. But real playing, the old-fashioned kind, cannot occur between a child and a screen. Kids aren't really 'playing' with a friend when they're watching a video together; it just doesn't produce much of a shared memory. They're not living life, they're just watching someone else's.

    • Mary Heer-Forsberg,
    • in The Minneapolis Star Tribune ()
  • ... don't ever let television become part of your child's daily routine or, like lunch, it will be expected every day.

    • Mary Heer-Forsberg,
    • in The Minneapolis Star Tribune ()

Mary Heer-Forsberg, U.S. public radio professional

(1961)