Issues with cartoons

Katie - posted on 06/25/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Is anyone else having issues with the cartoons on disney channel?? The three few that I allowed my son to watch reciently struck me the wrong way. Mickey Mouse club house is the first with martian mickey. Were supposed to teach our children that aliens don't exist and a cartoon is doing just the opposite. The other problem with little einsteins with the monsters under the bed. I didn't see this one personally but my mom who was babysitting my son was watching it and was upset by it. Monsters are another thing that we don't want our children to be encouraged that they exist. We want them to have peace from God at bedtime and every other time of the day. Tinga Tinga tales is probably my biggest problem though. When I first saw the previews I had already made up that my son would never watch it. If you havn't heard of it it is a show about african folklore. From what I have learned in school Africans don't believe in one true God they believe in Idols and many gods. I don't know about you but I don't want my son to watch that.
Most kids don't watch to much tv especially my son but the little he does watch I dont want it filling his head with trash. About the only shows on Disney i dont have a problem with yet is chuggington and phineas and ferb. I really liked that Phineas and Ferb are very poilite and i caught this morning that they asked to be excused from the dinner table which isn't taught much these days.
I just wanted some other christian mothers imput on this subject. Thanks :)

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Candace - posted on 07/04/2011

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I watch tv with my grandchild and we have lots of verbal communication about the message conveyed. That helps him to sift through the junk. But still you have to set boundaries on what you allow them to watch.

Carla - posted on 06/26/2011

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Since Walt Disney died Disney has been taken over by very liberal elements, and it shows in the movies/cartoons they are putting out. As the world gets worse, we have to cut back more and more of what our children watch. I would suggest DVDs you can get at the Christian bookstore.

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Amy - posted on 06/29/2011

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I like Nick Jr. Nice, quiet programming, pretty much all good lessons. No kissing storylines, nothing objectionable!

Do you have Netflix? If you have a wii, or even internet access with your computer, the instant programming is fantastic! Lots of veggie tales, caillou, even "old-school" stuff like the muppets or fraggle rock. you can load up your "instant queue" and let the kids pick from the queue (which you already have chosen).

There are a lot of shows I'm not fond of. My older son (9) likes iCarly, which used to be cute, but now it's all about boyfriend/girlfriend kissing stuff. *sigh* Thankfully it's summer and the TV is on less, anyway.

Katie - posted on 06/27/2011

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I love Phineas and Ferb too. Its educational and i havn't found anything that really rubs me the wrong way. Special Agent Oso isn't to bad. I guess that I will cross that bridge when i come to it with him. Hes only a year and a half now and watches tv just to get his breathing treatment and sometimes we cuddle and watch it in the mornings. I always liked veggie tales when i was little so i might just have to buy those and watch those with him occasionally. I dont like him watching tv anyways.

Jennifer - posted on 06/27/2011

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The only cartoons that my son is allowed to watch is Dora the explorer, Go Diego Go, Phineas and Ferb (our favorite, I love it too.), the cartoons on PBS, and all of the cartoons on VTN, KKAP, and TBN. most of which are on TBN though. He watches that channel every Saturday. Mickey Mouse is okay, on occasions, but not very often. Special Agent Oso is a pretty good cartoon, from what I've seen so far. He very seldom watches than one though. PBS has wonderful cartoons on there, for him to watch through the week. TBN has wonderful cartoons on Saturdays that help me teach him about God, which are AWESOME. I wish they were on more than just Saturdays. :-) My son's 4 and I went to the Christian Family Bookstore and bought him some religious Veggie Tales, and he loves them. He watches them quite a bit.

Melony - posted on 06/27/2011

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We do alot of Veggie Tales, my son loves them, but if you have an older child, I really don't know what to tell you about that one, the Christian bookstore has alot of movies and shows for older children, we also watch alot of Qubo, it has some older cartoons that are better most of the time. Disney's shows and movies are starting to get a little mature for little ones these days, my husband and I will sometimes be shocked at the adult humor they will slip into shows these days!

Katie - posted on 06/26/2011

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I have noticed that a lot. Even in the older kids shows I used to watch with the kids i babysat they had 14 and 15 year olds in "relationships" and they kiss and hold hands. Way to teach kids bad things. My son is only a year and a half so hes not really interested in tv the very little he watches is in the early morning when he first gets up. I think as he gets older though i will have to go buy dvds from the christian bookstore. I just don't like the majority of what is on tv now. Even kids shows are just filled with bad things or are just so stupid that i feel like i'm losing brain cells watching them.

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