View Full Version : Watching tv is such hard work..

10-13-2005, 10:04 AM
Man, watching is rough!!



10-13-2005, 12:20 PM
He has it made!

Mr. Goat
10-13-2005, 12:50 PM
why is he watching that crap? put hockey on!

10-13-2005, 12:54 PM
why is he watching that crap? put hockey on!

There's not to many teams playing at 7:30am ;)

Mr. Goat
10-13-2005, 12:55 PM

10-13-2005, 01:00 PM
awwww. why are they never like that when they're out shopping with their parents

10-13-2005, 01:12 PM
Cute pics Stuart,It sure seems like you are enjoying parenthood.

10-13-2005, 01:23 PM

10-13-2005, 01:23 PM
Cute pics Stuart,It sure seems like you are enjoying parenthood.

I really truly am... it's the best thing to ever happen to me, by far. I still hate that you're posting lambo pics instead of me, but I am very very proud every time I post a baby pic.

He's the best :D

10-13-2005, 01:38 PM
awwww. why are they never like that when they're out shopping with their parents


So cute at that age!
I just put my little one on the bus for pre-school again. Seems like yesterday he was sitting in front of a tv like that.. :)

10-13-2005, 02:22 PM
Looks cute Stuart.

My boy sits in his rocker and doesn't take his eye's off cartoon for hours if I let him.
And now that my girl is in nursery school I manage to get a couple of hours break, the little one sleeps then.
gotta love schools.

10-14-2005, 05:08 AM

10-14-2005, 05:09 AM

Amen... preach on.

10-14-2005, 05:16 AM
A few facts about television, from my Psych class last year!!! :D

--Children's potential is severely limited by lack of creative play
--Replaces conversation, imagination, and play
--Less parental interaction
--Floods brain w/images when developing brain should be forming images from within
--Average N.A. kid has seen 6000 hours of TV by age 5, and 8000 murders by completing elementary school (including cartoons)

**Brainwaves do not critically evaluate TV
******Within 30 seconds our brainwaves switch from Beta (alert & conscious) to Alpha (unfocused, receptive)
--Our logical left hemisphere tunes out.

Kids Habituate, so less is boring (ie when grounded from TV they get bored & say things like "There's nothing to do...")
There's 16 acts of violence per hour (on average) in kids programming, vs 8 per hour in adults.

Media Violence & Social learning:
40% of the violence seen, is done by the good guys. Means violence must be okay.
75% of the violence depicted results in no remorse, and 40% of bad guys get no consequence.

10-14-2005, 06:03 AM
:rofl: A few facts about being a mommy and daddy

---creative play is fun but sometimes you need to take an hour and relax


He's gorgeous Stuart!

10-14-2005, 07:19 AM
lol Angel..

I know, and the baby is gorgeous, I didn't mean anything by my post I just thought I'd share because a good chunk of that I was not aware of until last year... I'll admit that for the first time, I found myself thanking my parents for locking the television...

(They used to unplug it & put luggage locks through the hole in the prong, so I couldn't plug it in, so I couldn't watch it)

That's when I was old enough to stay at home by myself, ...the rest of the time it was not a chance in hell. lol

10-14-2005, 09:22 AM
haha that is so cute, we don't let our son watch tv, then again we don't so we;ll see how he turns out haha

10-14-2005, 09:38 AM
Well, the big bonus about working from home means that I get to spend tons of time with him. So television will be something he gets a lot less of than I did when I was a child.

That being said.... I disagree with those findings of yours sin. At least for an 11 week old.

See, I agree that a young child, a teen or even an adult tends to become less creative from watching television all the time... but to a baby, it's just a screen of colours and sounds that he can learn how to track, recognize and hopefully some day... understand.

As he gets older, I'll want him doing more hands on stuff... but for now, in the mornings... television helps to stimulate his mind, not dumb it down ;)

smokin Filipe
10-14-2005, 04:17 PM
nice plasma there :)

10-15-2005, 12:26 PM
very cute pics