Too Hot for (Your) TV?
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Last weekend, Patch ran a great column by Mediocre Mom Renee Gough called To Glee or Not to Glee.
Parents across many of our sites got really into this discussion, so today, we're going to focus on television. For many parents, the TV is a constant battle: how much television should kids watch and what's appropriate, for who, and for how old of children?
For kids, the battle is same. They might have friends that are allowed to watch HBO television shows, or even "family shows" like Glee, and they don't want to be the only one left out. You can be sure that kids are talking about these shows the next day at school with their friends.
So parents, where do you draw the line? When are kids old enough to watch their favorite shows unsupervised? Do programs like Glee that deal (albeit unrealistically) with topics like teen pregnancy and drinking help start a conversation at home, or do they tend to glorify the behaviors, even when they end on a positive moral lesson?
But let's not just focus on one particular show, since Glee isn't the first or only show to feature 20-somethings billed as teenagers. Is it hard to find quality family programing to watch with your kids? How do you regulate your television?
Share some shows that you like to watch with your kids and help a parent out.