Thursday, May 10, 2007

The War on Parents

As many as 90% of children under two years old are regular watchers of television, DVDs and videos, reports The Age.

Well, that only proves to me that 10% of parents are liars or fanatics.

Study author, Frederick Zimmerman, of the University of Washington, on the brilliance of his study,

"We don't know from the study whether it is good or bad. What we know is that it is big."

Brilliant Prof. Got any more insights?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 2 should not watch any TV.

And will they paying for the counselling services and valium for stressed parents?

Have these 'academics' had children? Do they know how utterly shattering it is to bring up a toddler? Is an hour a day of Baby Mozart or The Wiggles really going to lead to them becoming serial killers?

The mad Prof continues,

"Parents are getting the message loud and clear from marketers of TV and videos that this is good for their kids. That it will help their brain development ... None of this stuff has ever been proven."

But nor has it been disproven? What a prize twat.

File under 'War on Parents'