It seems to be that a certain type of families are doing this...but is it a good thing?
I think it's great, not much on anyway.
Lets ban em! 乂^◡^乂
Families or televisions???
OLD SKOOL! 乂^◡^乂
For many families... Yes.
I haven't had a TV in years.
That accounts for a lot... (JJ)
So how do you entertain 3 small children with Disney...before supper?
Not while I'm cooking. While I'm cooking...shove in a movie.
You can't do that with a tablet...and with about 3 children.
I used to tell stories while making dinner. In fact, I still do
Who even watches TV anyomore? It's like a phonograph
So what should people...and small children...do instead? How do a couple of kids get their Disney fix?
on their smartphone :P
If there's no TV there certainly is no cell phone, nevermind a smart one. Who can watch a movie on a cell or tablet, anyway?
For years we've fought for the bigger the better...I'm not about to watch a movie on my tablet.
Yeah I've even seen people watching programmes on their phones now... Like how backward is that Sukie! 乂^◡^乂
Yes...! That is backward...
Right lets go find a big fuck off 50" TV screen and we'll crack Lion King on again!
Not a bad idea at all.
I disagree and here is why. I know a family who raised their kids on a remote farm in the country. No TV, no computers and little social interaction. (Very small town) The kids were clueless about what was going on in the real world. Eventually they went off to college, and were so gullible and susceptible to influence because they had never been exposed to things like the news, (Not talking right or left here) the history channel or so many other resources that prompted them to ask questions and get advice from a trusted source (like their parents)
While there is mostly crap on TV and the Internet, it's pretty easy to change the channel to something worthwhile and interesting.
So you think it's okay if a family with a couple of children goes without TV? Is being clueless a good way for kids to enter society?
I don't mind if parents don't have a TV or computer if they take the time to educate their kids and give them other resources. It's a rough world out there. Stepping into it can be a disaster if kids aren't prepared.
When it comes to TV, one of the responsibilities of a parent is to know what your kids are watching.
I agree. But. Chances are the parents aren't up-to-date with "other resources"...either...
Some how withholding TV can come across as manipulating your children's overall education...that may or may not be true...depending on what you said...about giving them other resources...
We went without TV for a time....and I certainly wouldn't count on my parents being responsible for "other resources"...which to them would have been: go play in the haymow...which might have been a fun idea if I was older and had the right companion.
How do you know what your kids are watching... We'd be in the middle of Night Gallery... And Dad might walk in...see dad? They're in church...nothing is going wrong...ha ha...
Remember.... I "disagreed" that no TV was a good idea..<s>
OH...I didn't see a red box around your comment...so I was uncertain...still it's always good to communicate...especially with someone as cute and funny as you are...
Depends on your family, but especially if you can simply get your tv on your computers... a lot of people have been cutting out the cost of tv cable and home phonelines (for cell phones).
I ain't had cable in 18 years. I do own a TV and the kids watch Netflix sometimes or Youtube on it.
My kids have turned out pretty good for not having it.
I owe any slice of creativity that I have to my parents for not allowing me inside before dark. I'm quite convinced that my childhood friends and I invented the best make-believe games of all time.