What shows will you NOT let your children watch??

Erinn - posted on 06/20/2009 ( 265 moms have responded )

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Yo Gabba Gabba here... kinda creepy!! Also Barney, Teletubbies!!!

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Helen - posted on 06/21/2009

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nothing with fighting but as my little man is only 1 the TV is only very rarely on during the day - to busy playing. As a teacher i must say that kids watch far to much TV and it is very obvious in my class who watches lots of TV and who doesn't. The top 10 high ability chilren in my class all read and do lots of activities and i know for a fact the majority of the children who struggle watch huge amounts of TV and have no outside interests. It is the amount of TV as well as the content. About an hour a day is all children need. the rest of the time they should be playing and interacting.

Kimberley - posted on 06/29/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:

definatly NEVER yo gabba gabba. that's just sick. wish there were more cartoons like blues clues and little bear.


hmmm, what's up with the Yo Gabba Gabba haters, have any of you ever sat and watched an episode with your children? What is SICK about it?? Catchy music, good messages in their songs about not hitting, telling the truth, self confidence, etc... don't forget that when people create these shows they have in mind what a child will be attracted to and stimulated with, not that Mommy and Daddy may find it annoying. And someone said that DJ Lance looks like a pedophile..lol it's a created CHARACTER that he PLAYS!!! Do you honestly think that a child of that age knows what a pedophile is and is thinking anything remotely related to that by watching these programs?? My children only watch about 2 shows a day as we limit TV to about one hour or so a day, Yo Gabba Gabba and Sid the Science Kid usually being what they choose and is age appropriate. Little Bear is watched at times too :)

Natasha - posted on 06/27/2009

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Quoting Lynda:

Best advice is to TURN the TV OFF! play music or read books, but the TV is useless.


 



Sorry, but TV is not useless. Alot of kids show now days stimulate the brain.  My Son has learnt so many things from watching shows like mickey mouse clubhouse and little Einsteins.  I can see the new things he learns from every episode and its not like they aren't moving, kids shows now days encourage movement and play during the show.



 



My Son can watchs anything i watch as long as their is no sex scenes... only because I was watching sex and the city and then he started humping pillows, funny but bad.. so yeah.

Amanda - posted on 06/27/2009

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my kids cant watch bratz for obvious reasons. they also cant watch anything that is not on treehouse or play house disney. no teletoon, teletoon retro or ytv. so no violence, no adult cartoons such as simpsons, family guy. only shows that promote, learning, sharing and friendship. we like the wonder pets

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I have child lock on my TV because I found my son was coming in from outside and parking himself in front of it even at four years old. Even when I told him to go outside, I would go out, then find he had come back and reparked himself in front of the TV. He watched good shows, but wanted to constantly...so child lock came on. I let him watch TV, but not for four hours a day! He now understands that. Ironically, TV time is often "lovey" time now. We snuggle and share and it is wonderful vs isolating and turning my child into a TV zombie. I prefer shows that are educational or talk about caring about each other, safety, are really creative in a healthy way, etc. You can be the best judge of that. If it is a bad influence, i.e., Simpsons, Beavis and Butthead....they are not even an option. Luckily, he doesn't even know about them yet because he hasn't been allowed to be exposed to them. The children also find shows they like and it changes as your child ages. My son went from Sesame Street, Dora, Bob the Buildre/tractor shows, etc....to VeggieTales, Wiggles (huge love for him!)....to Spiderman, Superman.... It will constantly change. Best judge is to see it yourself to see if you think it is okay and to also watch the child/ren to see their reaction. Batman (the cartoon which turned out to be pretty violent!) got banned for a while when he started trying to fight everything and then started leaping off of EVERYTHING and treating furniture disrespectfully. When Batman got stopped, we talked about why, and his behavior dramatically improved. And he was fine with Spidey and Superman because they coudl capture villains, too (without hitting them!) When he was a bit older, I let him try it again, but he prefered the less violent superheroes and was able to differentiate more, i.e., that Spidey could capture people without beating them up. It was a good discussion to have. If you watch the show, check the violence, the message it sends, you child/ren's reaction.....you will know if it is okay or not.

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Jane - posted on 08/01/2011

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I have to ask....Why wont some of you let your kids watch "Yo Gabba Gabba"? Is it because YOU don't like it? My 3 year old LOVES "Yo Gabba Gabba"Dosn't bother me at all, I just dont watch it with her! She is not allowed to watch Adult cartoon and obviously horror movies.. She loves to watch Dora, Diego, Fanboy and chum chum, Phineas and Ferb, Handy Manny, Jungle junction and she LOVES watching the Dr Seuss movie "Horton hears a who".

Ros - posted on 07/18/2009

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I'm with Fiona on that one - TV!



- afterall books are great when you want inactivity for a short period, and if they are not old enough to read then they'll still be taking afternoon naps (assuming they have had sufficient physical exercise previously) so you get your peiod of activity then!

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He loves the morning cartoons on Disney, and we also will watch some PBS sprout shows like Caillou. Definitely no spongebob, wiggles or any adult cartoons like family guy.

Kimberley - posted on 06/28/2009

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Quoting Kimberley:

I have two girls (5yrs and 2yrs) I let them watch Yo Gabba Gabba, I even sit and watch it with them! Catchy tunes, cute not-so-annoying characters, and good messages in their songs.... The shows are made to attract young childrens attention, not adults - so of course they may be a little annoying to us..lol



other than that they watch Sid the Science Kid sometimes, I have never NOT let them watch something as besides occasionally watching these two shows the TV is OFF and we are doing something more constructive with our time.

Kimberley - posted on 06/28/2009

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I have two girls (5yrs and 2yrs) I let them watch Yo Gabba Gabba, I even sit and watch it with them! Catchy tunes, cute not-so-annoying characters, and good messages in their songs.... The shows are made to attract young childrens attention, not adults - so of course they may be a little annoying to us..lol

Amanda - posted on 06/27/2009

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has anyone seen between the lions. it teaches Ebonics to kids I swear. that show is awful

Natasha - posted on 06/27/2009

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oh and he doesn't watch shows i don't like..
even kids shows, if i can't stand it, he can't watch it..

Amanda - posted on 06/27/2009

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Quoting Becky:



Quoting Lisamarie:




Quoting Deborah:

I let my 3 yr old watch whatever she wants or i watch. As long as it is not nudity or something like that. I watched scary movies since as far back as I remember and she is fine with them. I turned out fine I am sure she will too!








yay someone normal!!









I agree i let my daughter watch pretty much anything she wants pretty much. If its a children's programmes. I did and i am a nearly 30 year old healthy well balanced person - even if i say so myself lol






 






 






I must admit I was shocked and horrified when I was attending a parents day at my daughters school and a young boy of 4 was running around saying he was micheal mayers (halloween) for sure not for a 4 yr old to watch

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Quoting Maygan:

I don't ban anything except programs that are adult and scary for my daughter.
I do need to ask. What is the issue witrh the Wiggles? We love the wiggles in this house.



I like the Wiggles because my son likes them and it gives HIM a smile for a few minutes.  Personally though, there are days when I can't get the stupid theme song out of my head and I want to SMACK a Wiggle lol j/k....sorta

Cheryl - posted on 06/27/2009

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I limit to Disney and PBS shows, and also limit the time 1 hour a day thats it.

Maygan - posted on 06/27/2009

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I don't ban anything except programs that are adult and scary for my daughter.

I do need to ask. What is the issue witrh the Wiggles? We love the wiggles in this house.

Maygan - posted on 06/27/2009

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I don't ban anything except programs that are adult and scary for my daughter.

I do need to ask. What is the issue witrh the Wiggles? We love the wiggles in this house.

Ashley - posted on 06/26/2009

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i also dont let my son watch yo gabba gabba or anything with 30 year old men acting like children it creeps me out he does get to watch blues clues though. I dont know it creeps me out that all of these guys are doing kids shows.

Marlena - posted on 06/26/2009

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Quoting Cathralynn:



Quoting Jacquelyn:

my son watch's exactly zero TV.




















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WooHoo!





Same here, we have four children and we don't even have a TV anymore.  Most people think we are nuts.  Some say we don't live in the real world...how ironic.  I was curious to see what people are saying on this thread.  It looks like most people are being selective.

Heather - posted on 06/26/2009

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my little one LOVES LOVES LOVES Little Einsteins and Handy manny. I hate Dora, icarly, the secret life...I mean honestly who wants their kids watching a show promoting teen sex!!!!!

Ryan - posted on 06/26/2009

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Quoting jil:

my kids are way older than barney and stuff like that, but I do not let them watch any of the bart simpsons,family guy anything on cartoon network basically after 8:00pm. that 16teen is terrible and then the the secret life of a teenage pregnance or something like that how horrible is t hat



the secret life of the AMERICAN TEENAGER is not horrible its informative watch the show !

Lin - posted on 06/26/2009

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I am surprised no one has said Lazytown yet......the men on the show just scream "pedophile" (atleast to me).



Other than the news, shows not meant for children, Lazytown, and religious shows (so yeah no Veggie Tales), my son is not allowed to watch Mr. Roger's Neighborhood; nothing against the show, but several times when we've tried to watch it he flips out in a bad way, as if he's scared of him so I tell sitters not to even bother with it.



Nick's allowed to watch PBS and Noggin (when he's at someone else's house - we don't have cable), including Yo Gabba Gabba, Dora, Diego, Wonder Pets, Teletubbies (though he's a bit too old for it now - if he wanted to, I'd have no problem), Sesame Street, Barney, Word World, etc. I know that sounds like a lot of TV for a 16-month old, it's not - he doesn't watch even a quarter of them daily. Since many channels have a tendency to change their schedule around a bit we just don't let him get into a pattern of watching the same show. I hope this will avoid tantrums and difficulty moving to the next part of our routine because he "has" to watch such and such and they pushed it back an hour later. My sister was really bad, even as a teenager, about getting out the door, to the table, etc. and not worrying about finishing in time for a TV show.

Jackie - posted on 06/26/2009

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My kids watch anything on noggin. My husband lets him watch spongebob, they do that together, I hate that show. He'll be 3 in aug and he actually LOVES icarly and yo gabba gabba, it is a little creepy, but they sing really good songs to teach kids things, it's really the only tv show he goes crazy for. We have actually had to record it because he would scream and cry to watch his go-go. He doesn't like barney or sesame street or the teletubbies. I have a weird little kid :)

Michelle - posted on 06/26/2009

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Being the mom of a 20 yr old and a christian woman I did not allow William to watch things not age appropiate. When he became of age (older teen) that I could not control outside influences I did not condon some of what he watched but knew he like me had to experience what the world had to offer and decide for himself what was appropriate.

Michelle - posted on 06/26/2009

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Being the mom of a 20 yr old and a christian woman I did not allow William to watch things not age appropiate. When he became of age (older teen) that I could not control outside influences I did not condon some of what he watched but knew he like me had to experience what the world had to offer and decide for himself what was appropriate.

Melissa - posted on 06/26/2009

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In the Night Garden & Teletubbies - I dislike programs which have a "gibberish" language.

Christina - posted on 06/26/2009

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I HATE Yo Gabba Gabba!! It may be educational, but it drives me crazy!! My 5 yr old knows this so sometimes he puts it on just to annoy me, then laughs hysterically as I make awful, mocking faces at the TV! But overall, I think my son has learned quite a bit from some of the cartoons he watches.

Christina - posted on 06/26/2009

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South Park..........Anything on adult swim (cartoon network), nothing on the N network. Basically it's all at my discretion.

Samantha - posted on 06/26/2009

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yeah yo gabba gabba is creepy,and my ids dont watch that,plus teletubbies too as they dont speak properly and my son already had speech probs,but th simpsons too they pick up bad things from that,like th whole homer strangling bart thing!!!

Katherine - posted on 06/25/2009

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We choose not to have cable... problem solved. We watch a lot of movies. Although she misses it, Always caught her watching adult shows or soaps which gave her night mares. She is 8. (Had a tv in her room as it use to be my office and i liked background noise) I don't really watch tv, and my partner watches it online, so it really wasn't that big of a deal for us. Saves some money to. she watches what most kids do at friends and that is fine. We did how ever ban her from playing at a particular friends house because of the lack of supervision and the type of tv shows and internet sites they were using.

Tiana - posted on 06/25/2009

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Spongebob drives me mad. No one that dense could ever teach my child anything. I actually found that her watching movies was alot better than her watching TV shows. It taught her to sit still through something. (Child psycology approved)

Angie - posted on 06/25/2009

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no sponge bob, yo gabba gabba, wonder pets (when kids are learning to talk why would you want them to watch a show that the characters don't talk correctly), and a few more

Anita - posted on 06/25/2009

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I don't have them watch more than 2-3 hrs. of TV a day. We read a lot and when we do watch, it's usually DVDs. They love VeggieTales and the Max Lucado "Hermie & Friends" series. If it's TV, we watch Word World or Syd the Science Kid and Word Girl, uually educational stuff.

Anita - posted on 06/25/2009

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We went to see Madagascar 2 and I couldn't believe how disrespectful the characters were to each other! I mean punching an old lady out (even though she hit back) was too much for my 3 year old. And parents and teachers wonder why kids don't respect them!

Katie - posted on 06/25/2009

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Quoting Marne:

Most of the shows that make disgusting things and bad manners fun are banned here. Chowder, flapjack, yin yang yo, sponge bob. That whole group. I also kinda scan through most shows and MOVIES especially, and anything where the main characters switch back and forth between being bad and being good I deem too mature for my kids ages (4,4 and 7). I think until @ age 10 (different with every kid though) the world is black and white. Good guys are always good, bad guys are always bad. This is why my 7 year old has seen Spiderman 1&2 but not 3, The same with Star wars episode 1&2 but Not 3. Sorry recent argument with the child. ALL his friends have seen them apparently and I'm ruining his whole life :-)



My 4 year old has now watched ALL 6 of the Star Wars movies...we watched them in the order they were released, so we are battling the confusion about Anakin and whether he is good or bad. He is OBSESSED with Star Wars, including turning EVERYTHING into a light saber. He doesn't quite grasp the violence causing death issue. That is my concern with any of the "violent" TV or movies...kids don't quite understand that dead is dead and you don't get back up.

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Quoting Erin:

I'm with the non-banning mothers...My son watches pretty much anything if it's on TV...the only swearing or anything he has ever copied, or wondered about, has been my own, and he understands that those are "bad" words, and gives me crap if I say them.. Then again, my boy has the attention span of a fish, and won't sit long enough to watch a full show, maybe the first 10 minutes. AND if I were to ban anything, it would be MAX AND RUBY...for whoever doesn't know what that is, its a 7 year old bunny raising her baby bunny brother with NO parents...They catch the bus, they go shopping, they play outside alone...So if I get anal and cut ANYTHING, that will be the one to go.



I'm completely with you, Erin.  Our TV stays on Playhouse Disney on Monday and Saturday mornings, and after daycare/work we watch Noggin.  She loves the music on Yo Gabba Gabba.  I don't understand why some kids are banned from watching this show.  I've yet to see one negative episode.  Sure, the characters are wierd and DJ Lance is goofy, but if you really thought about what goes on with your child's imagination, it just may end up like an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.  And don't get me wrong, my daughter doesn't sit like a zombie in front of the tube; she plays constantly, dances like a maniac, and "helps" me in the kitchen.



The is no other show that my husband absolutely HATES more than Max and Ruby.  I think he'd like to see Max fileted and fried, haha!

Krista - posted on 06/24/2009

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My son is only 7 months old, but I have never once turned the channel to a kids' station, so I don't have a clue about most of the shows that are being mentioned. I've never taken the time to sit and watch today's kids' shows, but when friends or family with kids visit and turn to these shows, they annoy the crap outta me! So not looking forward to when my son is old enough to want to watch this stuff! I don't really buy the whole "TV is educational" thing, especially for babies. My MIL bought my son a Baby Einstein movie and I returned it. I suppose I'll be the mean mommy whose kids miss out on all the shows their friends can't stop talking about at school!

Heidi - posted on 06/24/2009

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Quoting Deborah:

I let my 3 yr old watch whatever she wants or i watch. As long as it is not nudity or something like that. I watched scary movies since as far back as I remember and she is fine with them. I turned out fine I am sure she will too!


It is great to know that there are real people here.  My kids are older now but they loved the shows that everyone wont let their kids watch like  The Wiggles, tellatubbies, and Barney.  My mom is my daycare and she has banned two shows.... The Power Rangers because of the violence they use and The Rugrats because Angelica is so mean to the other kids. 



I really dont limit what my kids watch but do make sure that there is not nunity or anything terrible. 



I think the more you shelter your kids the more likely they are to experience later in life when you dont have as much control over them.

April - posted on 06/24/2009

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I babysit my niece and nephew several times a month, and I barely let them watch tv because I want them to be active. But we we have quiet sit down time, I turn on Dora The Explorer or Spongebob or I just pop a movie in like Happy Feet or Madagascar. They only ask to watch these shows or movies and I think they are more then apporiate for them. Dora helped greatly with the kids saying please and thank you and even counting in english and spanish. I love watching the kids grow up and learning new things. There is nothing wrong with these shows, I even do what is on the shows just to help them out too.

April - posted on 06/24/2009

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I babysit my niece and nephew several times a month, and I barely let them watch tv because I want them to be active. But we we have quiet sit down time, I turn on Dora The Explorer or Spongebob or I just pop a movie in like Happy Feet or Madagascar. They only ask to watch these shows or movies and I think they are more then apporiate for them. Dora helped greatly with the kids saying please and thank you and even counting in english and spanish. I love watching the kids grow up and learning new things. There is nothing wrong with these shows, I even do what is on the shows just to help them out too.

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Quoting April:

I babysit my niece and nephew several times a month, and I barely let them watch tv because I want them to be active. But we we have quiet sit down time, I turn on Dora The Explorer or Spongebob or I just pop a movie in like Happy Feet or Madagascar. They only ask to watch these shows or movies and I think they are more then apporiate for them. Dora helped greatly with the kids saying please and thank you and even counting in english and spanish. I love watching the kids grow up and learning new things. There is nothing wrong with these shows, I even do what is on the shows just to help them out too.


What a good Aunt!!!!

April - posted on 06/24/2009

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I babysit my niece and nephew several times a month, and I barely let them watch tv because I want them to be active. But we we have quiet sit down time, I turn on Dora The Explorer or Spongebob or I just pop a movie in like Happy Feet or Madagascar. They only ask to watch these shows or movies and I think they are more then apporiate for them. Dora helped greatly with the kids saying please and thank you and even counting in english and spanish. I love watching the kids grow up and learning new things. There is nothing wrong with these shows, I even do what is on the shows just to help them out too.

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We usually try to prescreen what the 9 year old watches but he is a self-disciplined enough to ask if he is unsure if he would be allowed to watch show. He likes the Disney and military channels. He watches the military channel with us when the shows are age appropriate. He has called me from several sleep overs at friends to ask if he is allowed to watch a particular show/movie or play a video game which makes me proud. Power rangers were allowed, although we put him in Martial arts to teach him the correct techniques and uses when we saw how interested he was in it! The 3 year old and all the "new" shows are a different story. We have pretty much banned Caillou (whining) and Dora (screaming). She watches kids on demand - Sprout (mostly Bernstein Bears) and Dragontales. Again if we notice she is picking up bad habits, the show gets nixed! I think you just have to be vigilant as it is ever changing and use common sense. The same is applied to video and computer games in our house. They do have NON-TV time where they have to actually play with the toys they own and spend time in constructive reading (20 minutes) a day. The 9 year old is reading his Bible this summer. I can't find any other books that hold his interest.

April - posted on 06/24/2009

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I babysit my niece and nephew several times a month, and I barely let them watch tv because I want them to be active. But we we have quiet sit down time, I turn on Dora The Explorer or Spongebob or I just pop a movie in like Happy Feet or Madagascar. They only ask to watch these shows or movies and I think they are more then apporiate for them. Dora helped greatly with the kids saying please and thank you and even counting in english and spanish. I love watching the kids grow up and learning new things. There is nothing wrong with these shows, I even do what is on the shows just to help them out too.

Brandy - posted on 06/24/2009

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my problem with a lot of toddler shows is they teach kids to be babys, they dont have any value to them. not that all carttons do but i have a problem with over stuffed charaters talking baby talk that cant be understood and have my kids watch them. i dont sensor them a hole lot but im not gonna let them watch baby gibberish either. they watch sponge bob power rangers, stuff like that not much violence and no sexual content.my boys are 15,14,12,and 8 and if they are gonna learn stuff it will be the right way, i hope, but at least not from tv.

Toni - posted on 06/24/2009

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i just wanted to add my story of growing up as a very protected child...Growing up , from when i started to watch tv and understand it, til when i was probably 14, I was only allowed to watch 1 hr of tv a day, and ONLY game shows like wheel of fortune or jeapordy. Movies were only allowed on weekends as a treat. My parents were very strict this way, they hated what was on Tv. As I grw up, past 14, interacting with people my age was interesting, because i was so out of it, i wasnt aware of most things pop culture wise. My friends even joked with my mom that they had " robbed me of a normal childhoood" or " hadnt exposed me to some of the best tv ever made". I definatly felt like i had missed out, but understand why my parents did it, they wanted us to focus on school and not TV, and well it worked.

when my baby boy grrows up, he'll be allowed to watch most things, besides all the adult cartoon shows, family guy and omg AMERICAN DAD, I haaaaaaate that show..so racist. i cant believe they get away with it!

Dorothy - posted on 06/24/2009

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Quoting Jocelan:

I find this thread soo fustrating!!
See my job is to work on childen's animated cartoons for tv and i am also a new mother,
and i LOVE yo gabba gabba and think it is one of the most PROGRESSIVE and intelligent shows being made today by really great people.
My baby is too young for tv but i won't be too picky on what she watches because i know how difficult it is too have freedom to do really great storytelling anymore because of parents that read WAY to much into what cartoons are affecting their kids. Tons of kids watch spongebob and love it ..including me!! give cartoons a break..remember when you were a kid and loving the shows that your parents hated? they were usually the best ones!

by the way- i have worked on dora the explorer, kid vs kat, pucca and martha ( the talking dog). all good ones to watch!


I think, "Yo Gabba Gabba," is a great show, too! I mean really...



Think happy thoughts, happy thoughts, that's what you gotta do...ect all..I mean that's EXACTLY the kind of things our children should be hearing. :o)



It has so many pluses, and my daughter just rocks side to side, and TRIES to sing along (she's not even 2 yet).

Missy - posted on 06/24/2009

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I do not allow my daughter to watch anything on ABC Family or Nick at Night. ABC Family is NOT for the family. It has shows that are not for children. Nick at Night has shows that are not on regular tv now. These have bad language and sexual content. Grounded for Life is one show on Nick at Night. It discussed sex, drugs, and prostitution. Please watch these channels with your children if you are allowing them to view these shows. I think you will be shocked!

Carrie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Quoting Jocelan:

I find this thread soo fustrating!!
See my job is to work on childen's animated cartoons for tv and i am also a new mother,
and i LOVE yo gabba gabba and think it is one of the most PROGRESSIVE and intelligent shows being made today by really great people.
My baby is too young for tv but i won't be too picky on what she watches because i know how difficult it is too have freedom to do really great storytelling anymore because of parents that read WAY to much into what cartoons are affecting their kids. Tons of kids watch spongebob and love it ..including me!! give cartoons a break..remember when you were a kid and loving the shows that your parents hated? they were usually the best ones!

by the way- i have worked on dora the explorer, kid vs kat, pucca and martha ( the talking dog). all good ones to watch!


OMG Thank you!!!! 

Jocelan - posted on 06/24/2009

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I find this thread soo fustrating!!
See my job is to work on childen's animated cartoons for tv and i am also a new mother,
and i LOVE yo gabba gabba and think it is one of the most PROGRESSIVE and intelligent shows being made today by really great people.
My baby is too young for tv but i won't be too picky on what she watches because i know how difficult it is too have freedom to do really great storytelling anymore because of parents that read WAY to much into what cartoons are affecting their kids. Tons of kids watch spongebob and love it ..including me!! give cartoons a break..remember when you were a kid and loving the shows that your parents hated? they were usually the best ones!

by the way- i have worked on dora the explorer, kid vs kat, pucca and martha ( the talking dog). all good ones to watch!

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whats a TV?

lol my husband and i didn't have one when we got married and never got around to getting one. we were too busy hanging out with friends and each other plus we loved reading.

we now have two kids and they don't seem to be missing out. All that said though if we did get one i'd wait till they're older before letting them watch it partly cos research shows that watching to much TV shuts down the part of your brain that you use for imagination and while they are still in the developmental stage, i would prefer to watch them use their imagination creating things out of cardboard boxes, playdoh, or pretend talking to nanna, popa or their friends.

Tammy - posted on 06/24/2009

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We have a rule that they are not allowed to watch shows unless we have watched it and approve of the show. It takes time but is SO worth it. We have an 11 year old and he is only allowed to watch Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel b/c it is the only one that we have found that the kids aren't totally disrespectful to their parents or their parents are idiots on the shows. We let him watch the older cartoons like Flinstones and such, also he watches Jimmy Neutron and those shows, nothing on Cartoon Network. It depends. I find that with alot of the shows there is just so much imitative behavior that I just don't want my kids to imitate. Like farting and blowing bugers everywhere or kissing girls and dating when they are 10 years old. Not to mention, like I said the disrespect these kids have for their parents. I always see a change in my kids attitudes when they watch those types of shows.

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