Actress ROSIE O'DONNELL has banned her children from watching TV and using computers - and she insists the rule has changed the youngsters' lives for the better.
O'Donnell, who has three adopted children with her partner Kelli Carpenter, and a fourth child who Carpenter conceived through artificial insemination, claims her kids have thrived since she imposed a "no-media policy".
And she advises other parents to give her strict no-TV policy a try.
She says, "We have a no-media policy. The school they go to has a no-media policy. There's no television and no computer access. It has changed our lives."
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