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To: Kieri

“It’s been a year since our family pulled the plug on DirecTV.”

Good for you. When my wife was pregnant with our eldest we were at a friend’s home who had a six month old child. My wife and I both were amazed at how that baby would just stare at the TV.

That night as soon as we got home, I unplugged the TV and took it out to the curb. That was 21 years ago and three kids later, we still have no TV in the house.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 4:46:01 AM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

*** My wife and I both were amazed at how that baby would just stare at the TV.***

Have there been any studies relating this phenomena to autism? Visual overload? Passive non-interaction with the characters?

Watching cartoons with my grandchildren - I have noticed the animation is so realistic - small kids must find it difficult or impossible to distinguish between fantasy & reality (unintended consequence?).


15 posted on 12/10/2011 5:53:37 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: trumandogz

we just got dish network - family package.

It’s cheap.
There is no mtv or vh1

So far the kids seem pretty happy with Nick and Animal Planet.
I’m happy I finally to get to watch Fox every now and then.


27 posted on 12/10/2011 7:57:06 AM PST by Scotswife
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