There are many parents who believe that television is the root of all evil. Television, these people say, is turning our children’s minds to mush. And yet, there are times the television serves an important role as another parent. We’re not proud of it, but we all do it—sometimes, it’s necessary. So when it is time for “the box” to be turned off, or for the channel to be changed to something else, the following cons can be employed.