Celeb Moms: Pre-Screen, Be Consistent
MANILA, Philippines—We asked some celebrity moms about the subject at hand. What they said in different ways bore the same sentiments:
1) Pre-screen the shows your children will watch, if possible.
2) Sit and watch with them, if you care to find the time.
3) Be consistent and vigilant, if you don’t want to lose your authority to imaginary heroes. Not even to Superman.
Athlete/Actress, mom to Robbie, 9, Raf, 7, and Renzo, 1
I’d like to think Dodot and I are in control of what our kids watch on TV. There are only a few channels the kids are allowed to watch on their own. Other than that, we make sure they are supervised.
Of course, we don’t let them watch shows with violence and sexual content. There are shows that are produced for children but feature characters with bad behavior that kids really shouldn’t see. We watch out for these shows, too.
I think there should be rules for watching TV. There should be a fixed schedule. On weekdays, our kids are allowed to watch TV only when they’re done with homework, or at night. We encourage them to play outdoors. We’re not too strict on weekends, pero sila mismo, they prefer playing to watching TV. As much as possible, we really try to be there when they’re watching.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer