They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well here’s my confession: my children watch WAY too much television. I admit it. It’s bad. It’s embarrassing. But it’s the truth.
When my daughter was born, I was given those Baby Einstein videos. You know, the ones that make you believe that you’re doing a GOOD thing by putting your infant in front of a television that was showing random images while playing classical music in the background. Disney claimed that these videos were educational, and I fell for it. Plus, it seemed to calm my baby down, so I thought I was killing two birds with one stone. Needless to say, my daughter was introduced to the wonders of televised media very early on. (more…)