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I blocked the disney channel

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and Nick and Cartoon Network. I think these channels are disgusting. The shows characters are rude, shallow, immature, vulgar, selfish, stupid. They don't promote any good qualities. You rarely see parents or portrayal of family lifestyle. When there is a parent figure around, he/she is usually an incompetent, helpless buffoon, who is a blubbering mess over some issue they can't solve independently.  They're not like the old Cosby Show and Family Ties, where the family was valued and vital. Parents were loving, wise, helpful, and competent. 

What do you think about the content on these channels? 

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM
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MedicMommy2
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:33 AM
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I only edit out shows that annoy the ever living fuck out of me. Other than that the kids watch what they want but they usually don't even have the tv on. Or its on history or whatever plays the how it works, how its made, monster buildings and all those shows. My kids don't live in a bubble and they are smart enough to know the difference between whats on tv and real life.

Moniker
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:33 AM


Quoting sheramom4:


Quoting Moniker:


Quoting sheramom4:

Eh, we don't censor anything but porn or shows that depict nudity in a vulgar or overly sexual manner (no True Blood for the kiddos). I teach my children their values and that television, music and movies are strictly entertainment unless it is a documentary or book on CD. Books can be entertainment or educational but we still rarely censor them.

They're still impressionable and are shaped in someway but what they're exposed to. I talk about things he sees on tv with DS too but that alone isn't enough, IMO. 

It is simply the way things are done in our home and it has worked well for over 17 years. It's just a personal choice on parenting. I don't see any issue with those who choose to censor and I respect their thoughts on it when their children are in my home, but for my kids our way works. We also talk about things they see on TV, we are just more open about what those things are.

It sounds like a good approach can you give an example? This is how I will deal with exposure to things that I can't control and I know I can't control everything, not even close. I want to send him a clear message of what my values are and how I stand up for them. When he is an adult, he will of course have to make his own decisions. 

Moniker
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:39 AM


Quoting MedicMommy2:

I only edit out shows that annoy the ever living fuck out of me. Other than that the kids watch what they want but they usually don't even have the tv on. Or its on history or whatever plays the how it works, how its made, monster buildings and all those shows. My kids don't live in a bubble and they are smart enough to know the difference between whats on tv and real life.

There's a whole big world out there, limiting 3 channels of cable doesn't put him in a bubble. It's not a matter of knowing the difference between what's real life and not. It's still influential. 

sam_ann
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:40 AM
I see nothing wrong with them, my daughter watches Disney Jr the shows on nick Jr annoy me lol.
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sheramom4
by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:41 AM


Quoting Moniker:


Quoting sheramom4:

 

Quoting Moniker:


Quoting sheramom4:

Eh, we don't censor anything but porn or shows that depict nudity in a vulgar or overly sexual manner (no True Blood for the kiddos). I teach my children their values and that television, music and movies are strictly entertainment unless it is a documentary or book on CD. Books can be entertainment or educational but we still rarely censor them.

They're still impressionable and are shaped in someway but what they're exposed to. I talk about things he sees on tv with DS too but that alone isn't enough, IMO. 

It is simply the way things are done in our home and it has worked well for over 17 years. It's just a personal choice on parenting. I don't see any issue with those who choose to censor and I respect their thoughts on it when their children are in my home, but for my kids our way works. We also talk about things they see on TV, we are just more open about what those things are.

It sounds like a good approach can you give an example? This is how I will deal with exposure to things that I can't control and I know I can't control everything, not even close. I want to send him a clear message of what my values are and how I stand up for them. When he is an adult, he will of course have to make his own decisions. 

We started very young with going over how things on TV and in movies are pretend and even showed them programs on how movies are made (special effects and the like, my middle DD loves these) and that we never copy what we see on television or in a movie. We also have always allowed what we call "self censoring" if something makes you uncomfortable, feels wrong, scares you, etc you can ask for a channel to be changed or leave the room. For example, a lot of things scare our youngest DD and she will leave the room and go read a book or choose a different activity. We also watch most things as a family, although the teens now skip some family television, and have always let the kids know they can ask any question.

The biggest rule has always been if you copy something on TV or in a movie or even a song, you lose that show or movie or music and I have always followed through with it. And if anything is ever questionable, my DH and I watch it or listen to it first. It's not a perfect system, but it has worked pretty well and very few things have been restricted. The biggest one recently was "50 Shades" for our 13 year old. Severla of her friends have read it and when she asked me I said no and then explained why. She said "eww" and moved on LOL. The kids very rarely question us when we do restrict something because they know it is for a good reason.

Luv2BaMommy9809
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I have always said this, TV doesn't raise my child, I do.  Right now, PBS preschool programming rules in our house and we all like it just fine, which is great because we have no cable right now. 

Prime time tv is just not good for my young teen right now so she doesn't watch much at all, her choice. I tried censoring tv a long time ago and it didn't work because I was finding myself nixing everything.  That is when I said, okay, that is my job to teach, explain, clarify the funk she sees and hears and it has worked out great because we have a very open relationship and I don't shy away from anything.  The worst thing for me is having my child out there in the world with her questions not answered.  My parents were like that, never talked about anything, ever.  I want a respectable child, not a sheltered one.  So, she has a few favorite cable shows we watch together online, but not many.  She is very busy so it isn't like she has time to be a tv junkie, but still it is just sad that there isn't anyting age appropriate WITHOUT the sex, the violence, and bad behavior...I mean she gets it, it can be funny, but she is like, "Whatever...NEXT!!" 

Quoting Ninjascreenname:

I can agree, however- it's up to the parent to teach these things, not the tv. My child watches Sprout and Nick, and she isn't anything like the characters. She also doesn't act like a two year old. I can see however if you park your child in front of the tv and don't interact with them, this could be a problem.


Moniker
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:49 AM

My son knows how I feel about these shows and why. I see no point, in letting him continue to watch them thinking he is going to gain further lessons from that. That just becomes condoning it. I think it's important he knows what I value and that I am true to that. How many episodes of iCarly does he need to watch to understand what they're doing wrong. He knows. Now that doesn't mean we will never discuss things again, as new things come up and new exposure occurs, I will have further discussions with him. 

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:50 AM
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Are you friends with Martha? Or wait wait are you Martha?
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hello_kitty25
by Platinum Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:51 AM
I couldn't get rid of sponge Bob squarepants! I love him!
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brittani
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:52 AM
My ds dosent watch much tv. He'd rather play outside. When he does watch tv he watches goosebumps or doc mcstuffins.
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