It Won’t Mean a Thing


OK, admit it. Most of us have used our TV as a makeshift babysitter. When the time-crunch is on and there’s not a spare minute to read another kiddie book or play another game of princess puppets, it’s OK to snap on the set and let the little ‘uns veg out a bit. You know, just find something colorful and innocuous. The Chipettes! There’s an option. Talk about forgettable. Why, your tyke will simply watch the pretty colors, hear the silly little tunes and maybe stay quiet for a few minutes.

It won’t mean anything to her. It certainly won’t be a roller coaster of emotion for her tender heart as a baby penguin gets separated from its mom, right? Right?

And you think media doesn’t impact your kids.

Who wrote this?

Bob Hoose is a senior associate editor for Plugged In, a producer/writer for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey, a writer of plays and musicals and one-half of the former comedy/drama duo Custer & Hoose. He is a husband, father of three and a relatively new granddad.

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Charity Bishop More than 1 year ago

--I have a long list of movies that traumatized my compassionate little heart as a kid, including "Bambi." :P