Digital Parenting

In recent weeks, it has become apparent to many parents across America that sitting your child in front of a television and allowing them to watch Baby Einstein videos for hours will not breed a child genius.  Disney has decided to refund families $15.99 for each of their Baby Einstein videos, if they were purchased in the last four years.  This is due to parents claiming the videos did not make their kids child prodigies.

Shocking! I know.  Who would have ever thought that DVDs could not do just as good if not a better job at raising children than their parents?  Have we completely forgotten about the value of social interaction in the wake of technology?  The fact that these children are not all winning the Nobel Peace Prize (although apparently all you have to do now days is want to change something, not actually make any change) had nothing to do with Baby Einstein videos. It’s because their parents believe that a movie can raise their children.  They’re stupid because you are their parents, not because Disney made them that way!

Not all of these parents can be that illogical.  They can not all believe that these videos were going to make their children the next Thomas Edison or George Washington Carver.  This has got to be just another ploy for people to get attention from the news media and sue an organization.  I refuse to believe that there are that many incompetent people raising children in America.


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