TV shows are creating spoiled kids! How do you control what your child watches on TV when there are several kids’ networks, (Disney, and Nickelodeon), devoted to “entertaining ” our kids 24-7?

I tried for years to control what my son watched on TV. When I saw that my in-laws, my mother and myself included were using TV as a babysitter for my son, I limited his daily TV viewing to about 2 hours.

It became impossible to limit his TV viewing to only 2 hours a day. My son was allowed to watch TV at daycare, at his grandparents’ homes and at home while I ran around cleaning and making meals. I soon realized I had little control over how much TV he watched. When my son started school, I found out that they let the kids watch movies, and used TV shows as part of the learning experience.

TV has become a disgusting display of sex, horrid values, no morals, and broken families. Kids are growing up watching TV shows marketed directed to their specific demographic age group. Each age group  now has certain TV shows, cartoons, with babies, preschool kids, preteens, younger teens and older teens having their own everything.

There is MTV for older teens,and young adults. Disney Playhouse is designed for younger preschool kids. Disney and Nickelodeon run 24 hours of cartoons and TV shows specifically aimed at preteens and younger kids. It is a marketing guru’s genius conception creating TV networks based solely on certain money-making machines such as kids. Preteens and teens have a lot of disposable income. That’s because we parents, and grandparents give our kids discretionary money to buy whatever they want. Millions of teens now have jobs working for the man, or selling stuff on the Internet.

TV shows are creating spoiled kids because marketing gurus, and profitable companies want to make millions of dollars. Who better to target but young people with young, undeveloped minds? Who better to show “real life” TV shows such as “Jersey Shore”, and shows that kids think are real such as, “Shake it up,”,” Zack and Cody”, and “Hannah Montana.” Growing, young minds can’t reason that these TV shows are not real. They may think this is how their lives should be. They think they should always be plotting the next scheme with their best friend. They think they should have a theme bedroom, and parents that are either overly involved in their lives, or never involved

After watching these shows kids probably think that they deserve to have glittery, expensive clothing. They may think their bedrooms should have everything their hearts desire including a plasma TV, a laptop, a cellphone, all arranged in a color scheme, complete with pillows, wallpaper, rugs, lamps etc. Copyright 2011, written by talented author Kate Johns, who has been freelance writing since 2004.

 

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