In the beginning, I was excited to see some of the channels which came with the package, like the Disney channel, but after a year of seeing what my 8 year old daughter was watching, I understand now why she is growing up with a bad attitude.The shows on Disney that I find my daughter watching have no parental figures in them. Watching them try new activities, cheering them on at athletic events and applauding their accomplishments at recitals are usually some of the high points for most parents.However, achieving success is often preceded by frustration and sometimes learning to accept one’s weaknesses as well as celebrating and building on strengths.Electronic games are also popular, played either on en masse or by competitive turns.At the same time, preteens lavish lots of time and concentration on individual interests, which might include books, music elaborate construction of model- building sets, mature tools, sewing kits and paints.If there are adults or parents in the shows, they are usually portrayed as stupid, immature, and lacking in any type of real authority.Shows such as Austin and Ally and Shake It Up rarely show parents at all.
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By Jane Healy This recently updated classic provides a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning.
It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and teachers.
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