Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Things Parents Should Deny Their Kids Even If They Can Afford Them

This article talks about how bad it is to have a TV in the bedroom. Also on my personal list: cell phones. That one eventually becomes hard to resist, but at least, for goodness' sake, don't go out of your way to hurry and get your kid a phone, just because it hardly adds anything to your monthly bill. The cell phone is very disruptive, in that you no longer know who is calling your kids. I know, email and IM is similar, but at least a lot of that takes place in the house (and you can always install spyware).

That's one of the challenges living in an affluent community--for so many parents, the only calculation is "is it affordable?"

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, the kids will never have a TV or computer in thier room, no need for it.