In September 2014, parents at the Waldorf School of Atlanta began a Media-Lite Living initiative. The WSA Family Handbook holds recommendations about limiting media. This initiative is designed to support parents on this road. We are archiving the articles, stories and testimonials from this initiative on the WSA blog. Introduction article is here. The Second Article is here.
Updates: WSA parents have continued to meet and exchange stories and support for struggles and successes with living a media-lite lifestyle. The next scheduled gathering will focus on exchanging concrete ideas and successful stories for creating alternatives to media at home and in the community. This meeting will be held:
Friday, November 14, 8:30 to 10am, Hospitality Room
Who are the resources for this exchange? You – fellow WSA Parents! If you have a story or idea about living with alternatives to media, please come to this meet-up. Can’t come but have ideas and stories to share? Send them to us!
Offerings: Screen Free Restaurants
Have you ever gone to a restaurant with your family in hopes of enjoying warm conversation over a delicious meal only to be thwarted by the large and loud television screen above your table? Listed below are the names of some local restaurants that do not have televisions in their dining areas, to help you avoid this frustration and try again!
Community BBQ – Decatur, on Clairmont Avenue near Athens Pizza
Radial Café – Atlanta, Dekalb Avenue
Flying Biscuit – Candler Park
Farm Burger – Decatur
Ammazza – Atlanta, Edgewood Avenue
Good Karma Coffee Shop – Avondale Estates
Cakes and Ale Bakery – Decatur
Chai Pani – Decatur
Java Jive – Virginia Highlands
Homegrown – Atlanta, Memorial Drive
Octane – Atlanta, Marietta Street
Ria’s Bluebird- Grant Park
Matthew’s Cafeteria – Tucker
Pancake House – Memorial Drive, Clarkston
If you visit one of these or any other restaurants without screens, be sure to let the manager know that you appreciate eating your meal without the added distraction of a television screen. If the screen status has changed, or you know of other restaurants without screens, let us know! Happy dining!
The above article was taken from The Garden Breeze, our WSA in-house newsletter. For more information about our school, please visit us at Waldorf School of Atlanta.