There are lovely and exciting educational dvds for kids. They get to play, sign, dance, draw, cook and learn at the same time. Tv stations like nickeledeons, cartoon network, cbbc, Disney jnr are what they should watch. Not afmag, not mnet!! Some children programmes should even be screened. The music played at a 1 year old's party is the same played at a 28 year old's. Now I get why my mom didn't approve of me dancing at birthday parties then. Something should be done about it. Same catchy beats but better lyrics. You should care, even if you don't have kids now, in a couple of years you'll be hosting parties for kids and have cause to attend such parties *wink wink*
A friend said we can't always protect our kids from the world. I totally agree but we're also not going to leave them outside our doors for the world to feast on them. We're still going to do our bit. Beyonce was trying to protect her daughter by hiding her face. I watched an Angelina Jolie interview and she said not all her kids have seen her movies because they are too young. Yet we allow ours to watch the movies. If a movie doesn't say "Family viewing", it's not for children. If it says PG, you need to supervise. Parents that encourage their kids to join the entertainment industry, hmmm. Even adults misbehave when the fame comes, talk less children. Examples? Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown, Paris Hilton,... Will and Jada Smith's parenting skills are being questioned because of the picture of their underage singer daughter, Willow, in bed with a young man (Rico in Hannah Montana) in bed. No matter how talented they seem, maturity and education first abeg.
Shout out to (would-be) parents making, or will make, healthy and firm decisions. Your efforts won't be in vain. Amen!
*PG = Parental guidance
Proverbs 22:6 = Start children off in the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
|Willow Smith and Moises Arias|