Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Are seemingly harmless shows like Hannah Montana really harmless?

What do shows like Hannah Montana, Suite Life, I Carly, etc... have in common?
These are all seemingly harmless shows. After all they are on the Disney channel, right?
Let me ask you a question? Have you ever set down and watched a full episode?
I have watched many of them and I can tell you that virtually every episode I have ever seen is chock full of influences that I do not want my kids to see.
I know that most of us, as Christians, try to teach our kids well. We try to keep our kids hearts and minds pure, we try to teach them to be in the world, not of the world, and we try to teach them respect.
These shows are teaching our kids disrespect, rebellion, a lust for the opposite sex, to conform and much more.
If I were to ask you if you wanted to teach your kid these things, of course you would so NO.
But when our kids are watching these things, that is exactly what they are learning.
All of these shows are FULL of dating, boyfriends, girlfriends, sayings such as, "O, he is soo cute", "Look at that hottie", etc..
Are these things that you really want your children hearing?
When it is from someone they admire, they are not going to think it is a big deal, but it is a big deal. I don't want my kids saying those things, much less hearing those things every day on the TV. If you think they can't be just as influenced by the TV as they can their friends, you would be wrong.
They can, and they are, if they are watching these types of shows. They are not as harmless as they may seem.
I challenge you to sit down and watch these shows and see for yourself exactly what your children are learning.
I bet they are learning quite the opposite of what you are trying to teach them.


The Real Me! said...

I agree 100%! We got rid of cable over 5 years ago and haven't looked back. They definitely send out wrong signals. Great honest post!

rodnamomof2 said...

Thanks. I totally agree. Thanks for the post. I am glad to see that there are other out there who agree.
Have a blessed day.

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