want her to ___ but I know that when the time comes I will give in.”
I felt very sad for this mom. She
already had decided that she would cave to her daughter’s wishes despite the
fact that she knew it was not a good decision.
In reading an article in the Thriving Family magazine published by Focus on the
Family, I thought back to that conversation.
Did you know that 70% of kids over the age of seven have a TV in their
child to have a TV in their bedroom, I wonder if this is another area that
parents cave. They know the negative
aspects but don’t have the willpower to tell their child no. Or maybe they selfishly want the TV to themselves? Maybe the bedroom TV makes an easy babysitter?
Kids?” article, I wonder if you will join me in saying, “No way, no how.”
1. According to a study published in the
American Journal of Preventive Medicine,
“Bedroom TV viewing is related to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes,
and childhood obesity.”
showed that having a bedroom TV is related to “lower amount of sleep and lower
prevalence of regular family meals.“
These both “relate to weight gain and obesity.”
nationwide survey from Common Sense Media and the Center for American Progress,
77% of parents with children ages 18 and younger believe media violence
contributes to America’s culture of violence.
gloried through movies, shows, and commercials.
Even “family” entertainment is filled with images that are unhealthy for
any child to see.
is shown without consequences.
adults and parents is okay and funny on almost every show, movie, and commercial.
7. Language and conversation topics are what many consider “teenage boy locker room” talk.
Physical, spiritual, and emotional health are
pretty big reasons to not have a TV in your child’s bedroom. Don’t cave.
You and your spouse decide today to stand strong when the begging