Letting Childhood Linger In A World That Rushes Adulthood — Scary Mommy
A few more reasons why we are so tight on our son's media use...
"But my daughters’ reluctance to grow up feels like a stark contrast with the dominant culture, where children are pushed by the media, their peers, and sometimes even their parents, to grow up faster than they should. The quintessential hallmarks of childhood—play, imagination, innocence—are fleeting in a society simultaneously obsessed with reality TV smut and academic achievement. Clothes, games, and media are marketed to tweens with an eye to making them into mini-adult consumers. Television programming purportedly aimed at teens is more often consumed by tween-and-younger audiences."
Annie Reneau has more thoughts on this at Scary Mommy.
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