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Moniker
I blocked the disney channel
by Moniker
October 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

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? 

Replies

  • louzannalady
    October 10, 2012 at 1:27 AM
    I agree almost 100%- the only exception is that I refuse to have cable or satellite! : ) If I did, we would not watch those channels!
  • sheramom4
    October 10, 2012 at 1:29 AM


    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.

  • Moniker
    by Moniker
    October 10, 2012 at 1:30 AM


    Quoting louzannalady:

    I agree almost 100%- the only exception is that I refuse to have cable or satellite! : ) If I did, we would not watch those channels!

    When we move, I'm seriously considering no cable but until then I had to do something. :) 

  • louzannalady
    October 10, 2012 at 1:30 AM
    Oh and if I had cable/satellite I would also block ABC Family!
  • louzannalady
    October 10, 2012 at 1:31 AM
    Netflix! : ) That's what we do! : )

    Quoting Moniker:


    Quoting louzannalady:

    I agree almost 100%- the only exception is that I refuse to have cable or satellite! : ) If I did, we would not watch those channels!

    When we move, I'm seriously considering no cable but until then I had to do something. :) 

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 1:31 AM


    Quoting Anonymous:

    I feel sorry for your kids. They will be the ones getting teased and bullied in school.

    Why?

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 1:31 AM
    I have to agree with your characterization. But, I still let dd watch the shows. She gets to see regular competent parents right in her own house, so she knows what's "normal". But yeah, most shows either show no parent or really stupid parents. I talk to her about it. Starts some great conversations. But, she is a talker. Not all more want to hash all that stuff out, so maybe those shows wouldn't be a good idea for them...
  • Meghan6391
    October 10, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    my 3 y.o loves sprout and disney jr.. he doesnt like the other channels so im good

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 1:32 AM
    I think you have entirely too much time on your hands.
  • areyouatroll
    October 10, 2012 at 1:32 AM
    I have never seen any of those channels. I do not have cable.

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