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Nurture Innocence

Nivedita
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Updated on Oct 25, 2013

It is so important in today's day and age to preserve a childs innocence. Parents have become very busy these days in pursuing their respective careers. What they do to compensate for this is, inturn keep the child busy. In order to fulfill the purpose they may expose him to many unnecessary and in fact detrimental stuff like violent cartoons... I know of an eight year old boy who reacts only by hitting. After endless counselling sessions his busy parents eventually found out that the only thing the boy watched was violent cartoons and movies. That was a natural way to react, for him. It is about time we dealt with this issue and let kids be... a little ignorant, a little innocent.. What are your views on this issue?

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Rajesh Singh

| Nov 14, 2013

Nivedita, even I try to see that my 3yr old does not watch Hagemaru and Shinchan, but what I have observed that as he is growing his liking for Baby Tv and Chota Bheem has changed to more wacky toons. Like if I change to Baby Tv he says 'No papa I am big'.

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Rajesh Singh

| Nov 14, 2013

Nivedita, even I try to see that my 3yr old does not watch Hagemaru and Shinchan, but what I have observed that as he is growing his liking for Baby Tv and Chota Bheem has changed to more wacky toons. Like if I change to Baby Tv he says 'No papa I am big'.

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Nivedita

| Oct 26, 2013

@ Shikha. We have to be strict at certain times. Even I have also forbidden my kid from watching cartoons such as Hagemaru and shinchan

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Shikha Batra

| Oct 26, 2013

Hi Nivedita! I too recently realized that my daughter was just watching Chotta bheem which is a never ending show on Pogo. It runs continuously one episode after another with many repetitions even on the same day. Children do not mind watching repeated episodes even as these run in series. My daughter used to watch CBeebies earlier which was an excellent channel. Now as it has gone off air n our service provider does not telecast it anymore somehow my daughter got hooked on to CHotta bheem. But since last month I have put a ban on this channel watching completely. I have exposed her to other channels such as Discovery kids, Nick jr. Etc. now she loves watching these channels. So as parents the onus lies on to give right exposure to our children.

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Nivedita

| Oct 26, 2013

You are right Anurima. As they say, we dont have to preach, but model the qualities we want to see in our children

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Nivedita

| Oct 26, 2013

Thank you Admin for the link.

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Anurima

| Oct 25, 2013

Dear Nivedita, a very good point made here! We do let our children watch television unsupervised and do not realize what negative things they could be learning from those programs. Even phrases like 'you are a stupid boy' or 'shut up' are not things which children should use but are commonly used in cartoons and children's programs. In addition to all this, we should also watch what we say in front of the children. I have seen parents talk on the phone or a gathering and use language totally inappropriate for children, while the children listen on. We should strive to protect and preserve their innocence and let them enjoy being children :)

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Parentune Support

| Oct 25, 2013

Hi Nivedita! You have raised an important topic. You may find this reading useful. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/the-good-and-bad-effects-of-tv-on-children/313

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Nivedita

| Oct 25, 2013

You are absolutely right Dipti. Even my daughter watches cartoons and thats unavoidable. Nevertheless it shd be controlled....

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Deepti Singh

| Oct 25, 2013

I mean you can't escape these things yes but you can control a bit maybe. We really need to screen everything on TV and internet before showing them to kids. I sometime let her watch cartoons so that she can let me cook, but i've realized its not worth so i keep her with me in kitchen insted and give her utensils to play with.

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Deepti Singh

| Oct 25, 2013

Hey Nivedita, you are right... sometimes i watch cartoons with my 2 year old daughter to distract her during meals. Sometimes there language really disgust me. The famous chota bheem has use of phrases like maza chkhana and all, badla lena what not. I kind of now don't show her cartoons because of that instead i show her poems or Tom and jerry on youtube but one thing that really bug me there too is OLD Spice ad which you can't even skip sometimes before the poem and it has some obscene stuff and other such ad too. I mean in kids video's why such ads.

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