My ds is only 3 months old, but we plan on keeping him TV-free for as long as possible. The irony is --I AM A TV PRODUCER and WRITER
Crazy eh? I think that's why I can't stand watching TV. My dh likes the boob tube, but after reading the book "Endangered Minds" he agrees to go TV free for the baby.
I was raised TV free (until my parents couldn't control it anymore) Funny thing is, one brother became super student and is now a doctor. My other brother and I are both TV Producers! From a career point, it was a creative outlet for me and a chance to travel the world (before ds was born) on somebody else's dime.
But as someone who spent many years working in "children's educational television" let me be the first to tell you THERE IS NO SUCH THING!!! It's all c**p! If you want to educate your kids, spend time with them and read and book or go somewhere - right?
I am preaching to the choir, I know.
Great thread! Glad to see the tribe growing!