Sometime last week, I glanced through one of those [tag]parenting[/tag] column written by a local columnist. She said that they recently moved to a new place and she did not allow her children access to [tag]TV[/tag] and doesn’t have a TV at home.
Today, I read in another column by another local columnist that she forbade her daughter from listening to any songs with sexual overtones. Mind you, Doncha by Pussycat Dolls is bad according to her because it encourages boys to dump their girlfriends for someone hotter.
For the first columnist, I wonder what her kids do during their free time?
“Come chewren, let’s watch the fatty pork roasting in the oven! Oooh…see how exciting it is? The fats are spewing like volcanoes…”
For the second columnist, oh well, how is she going to weed out sexual overtones? Every damn thing you see and hear has sexual overtones. Even James Blunt ‘You’re beautiful’ has a part that goes something with ‘ Fucking high’. Each time I heard it from my kids’ PC, I will just go ‘Oi, oi, what f f song ha?” and that’s that.
I better shut up now. But I think it is pretty freaky to forbid our children from things we deem evil. I prefer to expose them to every thing while pointing out what is wrong and what is acceptable. That way, I can be sure that my kids will not stick out like a sore-thumb when they are grown up and need to blend into society.
So what say you? Will you deny access to TV for your children in the name of good parenting? BTW, have your kids watch ‘How do they do that?’ on Discovery Channel. And parents, if you have children glued to MTV, share with them some wisdom that MTV is very money focussed and only suitable for entertainment. Shows like Pimp my Ride, For Better or Worse and etc, though entertaining, screams ‘Money is everything’. And shows like Room Raiders and stuffs are pure fiction and no one is to treat choosing a date like those reality shows. *nag, nag, nag* That’s what this MTV (mommy TV does when the kids are watching MTV.
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