Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Slow Down

has anyone else noticed that kids these days grow up SO quickly? it has to be all of the TV and films that are out. in my day, there were no bratz, or hannah montana. the only TV that i watched was Mr. Roger's Neighborhood or the occasional Barney and Sesame Street. i think that really affected my upbringing, positively.

i hate to speak against the disney playlist, but watching loads of TV does NOT encourage creativity or imagination. (don't get me wrong, i love tv, and i loved it as a kid) i just think that there is an excess of tv watching nowadays. i know with the children that i've babysat for, that there is a big difference in personality between the kids that have an unlimited tv verses the children with limited tv. in my experience the kids with more than an hour of tv a day are much more bratty than those with less tv. that's just an observation.

another observation that i had was that children with less than an hour of tv a day showed more imagination with their playing. they had a much more broad sphere of creativity. they weren't narrowed down to what happened on disney or nickelodeon. that's just another observation.

based on these two observations, i think i'll only let my kids watch an hour of tv a day...

here is me. aged... i don't know.


EMILY said...

ooooh how i agree with you leslie!! :)

Lucy said...

You are wise beyond your years.