Observing my nieces, how they remain glued to the television, to ‘kids channels’, watching one programme after another, I was wondering how times have changed. As kids we used to cherish the shows that we got to watch once a week. bytemonk and I have discussed this so many times.
But now, kids are bombarded with programmes twentyfour-seven. I don’t say all of them are bad, or that they don’t have a message. But, I believe, they hinder in the development of other important characteristics of a child’s persona.
When my sis told me that they’ve packed their television, it sounded harsh to me. But, later on she told me how kids have started to respond better, and started playing indoor games like carrom, ludo, UNO and all, and go out to the parks in the evening. Moreover, now they want to go to Crossword every once in a while. I realised, maybe, it’s not that bad an idea.
One might tend to think, that it’s more to do with how one brings up the kids. That’s true to an extent. But with working parents, and their irregular timings, it’s tough to bring up the kids in an ideal way.
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