Television has become the standard entertainment for all homes in the entire world. This is why as kids we watched more TV. However, not everyone has to say good things about the television, and in some cases, it has been linked to several cases of children misbehaving and getting deteriorating results in school. It is a common occurrence for kids to perform poorly at school once they get access to a TV, mostly because they will spend most of their time watching rather than concentrating on school work.
Kids learn through observation
Another common outcry is that kids try and copy what they see on TV, which is mostly inappropriate behaviors and praise for violence and strong language. The thing is that most of the blame is to be placed on parents, as it is their duty to ensure that they take their time to guide their kids and from time to time, watch with them to make sure that they understand what is going on. In this article, we will look at some few reasons as to why parents should watch TV with their kids.
Why you should watch TV with your kids
Give clear explanations
Kids learn through observation, and it becomes dangerous when they observe something that they do not understand. Take, for example, if a kid sees actors kiss on television, in most cases, they will try and do that to their friends, not knowing what it all means or why people do that. But if you watch TV with them, then you can get an excellent opportunity to explain to them what is going on. This will help them understand the movies and even learn a thing or two. It will also create a good environment where your kids learn to talk to you about anything.
Monitor what they watch
The best way to bring up your kids is to make sure that they watch what is appropriate for their age. By law, all show producers are supposed to rate their material to make sure that only people of appropriate age, that can understand the content are allowed to watch. This way, you can allow your kids to be kids, and grow up gradually under your guidance.
Create a good parent-child relationship
It is always good to have healthy relationships with your kids; it will help you as a parent and your child to have a normal life, which will play a great role in grooming them into respectable adults.