TV: Friend or Foe?

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…)