If you are, chances are, your child is too.
No, I didn’t conduct any survey or something like that to come to the conclusion.
It just based on my observation that if a parent is glued to the idiot box, your child will draw entertainment from it too.
I could be wrong but…
I have many parents complain their children watch too much TeeVee.
What they don’t realize is the principle of “monkey see monkey do” at work. The child just follows what the dad or mom do.
Of course parents tend to deny this or they blame it on other reason. To be fair, some parents really don’t know that they are the cause of turning children into TeeVee addicts.
Another cause is parents outsource babysitting to TeeVee. While the child glues to the TeeVee, the parents can do anything they want. The child eats and shits in front of the TeeVee and they wonder why the child has become a TeeVee monster.
I am not saying your child can’t watch TeeVee. If you don’t mind your child turning into a TeeVee addict, then go ahead and have a TeeVee babysitter.
If you do, then unplug the TeeVee (… and now iPad) every now and then.
There’s more to life than TeeVee. Introduce to your kids other types of activities and games. They’ll love them and thank you later.
I am proud to say that J and K don’t watch TeeVee as much as other kids do. The most, for K, 30 minutes of Justice League a day. J watches no TeeVee at all – maybe except on weekends.
How do I do that? Just by doing what I just told you. Laying a strong foundation from young is important.
For more tips on how to ensure your child will not be a TeeVee addict, check out my “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.”
More details about the book can be found here.
After reading, you’ll learn why there’s so much fun without the TeeVee.