Parents need to watch this Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood.
We have decided to use our TV only for watching movies. I subscribed to FIOS and it lasted 1 week. The kids asked me if they could watch it all through out the day. They would turn it on themselves and pick a show. They started saying “I want that” to almost every commercial. I found it very annoying. I am surprised I lasted a week.
After I unsubscribed to it they were bummed for a couple days and then forgot about it. They play together and make up things to do when they are not engrossed in flashing images and commercial brainwashing.
Click below to watch a great video. I totally agree.