Mom Blog: “Disney is Ruining My Kid”

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STEFANIE SCOTT, SIERRA MCCORMICK, CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN, JAKE SHORT, CARLON JEFFERY

If you’re a reader of this site, you’re probably aware of Disney using its privileged status amongst parents to reach children with a plethora of messages and agendas. The fact that the Disney brand has an aura of “wholesomeness” surrounding it leads many parents to blindly give their seal of approval to anything produced by the mega-corporation. Parents however need to sit down and watch what is being mainlined to their children’s brains through television. In a recent article, I described how the Disney TV show Special Agent Oso subtly promoted government surveillance.

There is however an agenda that is much more obvious at play, especially in “tween”-oriented shows: Turning children into superficial, egoistical and entitled teenagers. There also appears to be a desire of snapping children out of their youthful bliss to push them into the cold adult world of social statuses, materialism, appearances and even sexual desirability.

Written by a mother of two daughters, the following blog post (from the blog IndeedIam) aptly describes a phenomenon I’m sure countless parents have noticed.

Disney is Ruining My Kid.

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Disney has been ruining my kid…. a job I can do quite well on my own, thank you.

 I know, it sounds drastic.  Don’t worry, I am not going to launch into a ridiculous diatribe about how Frozen has a hidden gay agenda (huge eye roll) or is turning my girls in to glittery, sparkly princesses who need a prince to save them, (we are over that stage, thank god) or that Miley Cyrus grew up and dared to climb out of her Hannah Montana box.

In the interest of being a pretty laid back mom,  who fights against my extremely conservative upbringing, I have tried to adopt a more moderate view of the world and it’s evils.  With my girls, I am trying a more balanced approach, believing that they should not be sheltered constantly from American culture, taught to fear and judge and overreact to everything they see.  My general philosophy has been to allow them to take part in age-appropriate music, movies and t.v.

That said, I may have gone too far…

Its been a brutal winter and  I confess, my kids watched too much T.V.  School was cancelled. ALL THE TIME.  There was only so much hot chocolate and board games I could muster before I would hand them the remote and rock quietly in a dark corner of my kitchen with a bottle of wine.

Now, I did check in with them, shouting “whatcha watching?”  and they would yell, “A.N.T. Farm!” or “Kickin’ It!” or “Good Luck Charlie!”  I investigated, and these shows are all listed as appropriate for 8+.  Fine.  Every once in a while, they would call me in to watch some joke they thought was  ”Soooo hilarious, mom!” and I would try not to think about how they should be watching something on the History channel instead.  Kids deserve some mindless, silly comedy with no educational purpose, just like I deserve to watch Sister Wives and Grey’s Anatomy.  No big.

Until.

A few months ago, my husband and I started noticing some differences in one of our daughter’s behavior.  She wasn’t acting like herself, she seemed to be putting on a show.   She would fling her hair about and act like a sassy teenager and use lingo  that sounded inauthentic and contrived coming from her.  In these moods she was extra silly, always looking for a laugh.

When this would happen, I tried to talk to her about it.  I pointed out that it did not feel like her “real” personality, and that people can sense when someone is not being authentic.  We talked about crossing the line between silly and obnoxious.   I stepped up my emphasis on important qualities like kindness, generosity, creativity.   I asked her if she was acting like people on tv, and after much pressure, she would admit that she was getting a her sayings and jokes from the Disney channel.

At this point, no real alarm bells were going off.  She was experimenting, and we were talking about it.  It opened lines of communication for me.  A little hair tossing and Disney “lingo” was not going to ruin her.

But then, this dear daughter got into some trouble with friends at school.  I met with her teachers and spoke to the parents of the other girls involved, and was shocked to hear of some of the social things going on with my child at school.   She is a sensitive, loving, girl who is usually fiercely  loyal and empathetic… the reports of her behavior did not match what I knew of my girl. She was saying hurtful and judgemental things about other girls’, throwing around conceited declarations,  among other shocking things.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I am all for personal responsibility and I am in no way interested in making lame excuses for my child.  We dealt with the situation and helped her learn painful but necessary lessons about jealousy, friendship, self-control, and hurtful words.

While she was at school during this week, I spent a good amount of time in quiet reflection.  The week’s events had been extremely trying as a parent, I found myself in new territory.  Acting on instinct, I spent a day watching some of her favorite  Disney shows, from start to finish…looking for answers.

I COULD NOT BE MORE HORRIFIED.

Parents.  Are you watching this garbage?

I certainly had not been.  Beyond the quick minute or two, I had never sat and watched an episode of A.N.T Farm with the girls.  Because it is Disney.  How the hell do you go from Doc McStuffins, a show that SAVED ME countless tears at the pediatrician’s office, to this absolute trash?    I so very wrongly figured that a company like Disney would not be promoting cruelty, bullying and sexism in their shows for young, impressionable children.  I was completely mortified as I watched.

These shows are laced with terrible social behavior.   Like the scene in one, where a “nerdy” boy walks up to a pretty “popular” girl and asks her out… she threw her bowling ball and ran away screaming.  *Cue audience laughter*

There were so many examples of rude, mean responses to difficult social situations for kids, followed by the character shrugging it off, recorded laughter, and the characters moving on without showing any realistic emotions.  No anger, no hurt feelings.  Comedy.

I was disgusted.  How in the world will we teach our children to be kind and put a stop to cruel behavior in schools when THE DISNEY CHANNEL is showing these bullying behaviors followed by laughter and no emotional response???    It was clear where my daughter had gotten the impression that these kinds of conceited one liners and arrogant vanity was playful and a harmless way to get a laugh.

Just when I thought I had seen the worst, there was a scene that made blood shoot from my eyeballs.  A pretentious girl, conspiring to create a room-sized walk in closet for all her makeup! and clothes! and shoes!  was asked by two boys to help them with a math problem.   She does.

 To which they exclaim, “Thank you, you are a genius!”

The girl is offended.

 The boys hurriedly fix their ghastly mistake with,   “Oh! I mean you are SO beautiful!”

 ….and she prances away, satisfied.

Excuse me while I heave.

Shame on me for exposing my daughter to this kind of garbage.

SHAME ON DISNEY.

What  talented person working over there in the Disney CO.  believes this is an appropriate message for 8 + girls in 2014?

REALLY???

 They are out to make conceit and rejection funny. They are sending intentional messages to girls about how they should value their looks and their walk-in closets over their brains! Now, I realize that not all children are going to be as susceptible as my daughter was to copying the abhorrent behavior on these shows.  But I have more than one daughter.  And who knows how they have been internalizing this bullshit.  It’s outrageous.

After picking up the kids from school, my girls and I sat and re-watched these shows.  I wanted to gouge my eyes out.  As we watched, I paused it every single time someone said something cruel, every time the fake audience laughed inappropriately at what in real life would be someone’s serious emotional pain.  We talked about what would actually happen if you acted like that with your friends, and how you can’t repair things by declaring “Just KIDDING!”  I showed them the “genius” scene and we had a long talk about the awful and unacceptable message it sends to girls about dumbing down, caring only about appearance, objectification… my daughters got more than they bargained for that afternoon.

As a parent, when the kids are watching t.v., it’s mostly because I need a moment.  To make dinner.  To help someone else with homework.  To gather my sanity.  These few examples permanently damaged my trust in the Disney Channel and the trash they are producing for our kids.

It’s hard enough to raise kids who will have the moral fortitude to stand up for themselves and for each other.  It’s hard enough to teach my little girls to be proud and brave and own their bodies and their brains without apology.  To recognize and condemn cruelty and sexism. It’s hard enough to get a moment to catch my breath and feel like my kids are safe and entertained for 30 minutes under the DISNEY umbrella without unwittingly downloading vain, cruel, and damaging sexist garbage into their impressionable brains.

Shame on my naiveté and trust in the Disney name.

Believe me… lesson learned.

– Source: IndeedIam


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bella
bella

To be quite honest, I don't know why anyone should even bother turning on the TV anymore anyway. Not trying to be judgemental, I just want to point out how corrupt television is. Unless you like watching other people live their lives on countless "reality" shows, or watching the illuminati push their agenda on every other show, there are plenty of other things we could all be doing to utilize our time. Call me crazy, but I would rather read the same tattered book over and over than turn on the boob tube and have my brain turn into mush by my eyes glazing over the stupidity that's considered entertainment. It's all nonsense. And I had an epiphany recently (maybe I'm a little slow in realizing this), but it's called television PROGRAMMING for a reason. C'mon, y'all….you know you feel your brain turn to mush when you sit in front of the tv for longer than 15 minutes. I'll never forget I was watching a cable network, and during every commercial break, they showed the SAME commercials in the exact SAME order during EVERY commercial break. It was like being hypnotized: YOU WILL WATCH THIS. YOU WILL BUY THIS. YOU… Read more »

retired early
retired early

Very smart. Haven’t had a TV in years. When I go to the doctor and it’s on, I can’t believe how inane it is. So dumbed down.

Mother
Mother

No one is talking about the transgender kids all over these shows …can you not see them? they are every where no wonder the kids these days don't know if they are gay or strait they can't even tell a female from a male! Just turn off the tv !

Mrs.Thomas
Mrs.Thomas

I was so glad I came across this article. I don't have any children but I have ten nieces and nephews and I was shocked when I moved out of the country for two years and came back. My now 12 year old niece has changed so much and I told my sister it is a direct result of the Disney channel. She is flirty with MEN, she is way too fixated on her looks, tries to dress much older than she is and has a very rude sassy nature. She used to be sweet and innocent and now it is like she is a different person. More parents should realize television of many genre is a brain washing tool. It is used to keep us clouded and to influence us in ways we don't even realize. This goes for social media as well, it all has a way of keeping us blinded. The country I went to most kids had no clue about electronics and social media. These kids were humble and innocent and valued time with family away from a computer screen. We are turning into robots!!! We need to wake up.

Dove
Dove

Same with my two nieces i noticed similar changes 19 year old and 17 year old .One day told them what i thought of those self absorbed kardashians and that their show on tv how it isn't real life and the furthest from a normal family you can get.We have always been close and now because of those trashy,fame hungry,materialistic Kardashians things are not the same with our relationship.
My only hope their 15 minutes of fake fame ends soon and the media exposes their unreality tv show.

Sarah
Sarah

Wow. I am only 19, and watched my fair share of early 2000s Disney channel shows as a kid. However, Lizzie McGuire, Thats So Raven… looking back, it seemed like these programs actually had an ounce or two of moral value. It's been years since I watched anything new on the Disney channel, but this is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe people would let this shihh on the air, especially knowing how impressionable even I was not too long ago. If there's one thing I'm certain of for when I'm a parent… my kids will NOT be watching this new era of Disney channel garbage. Discovery channel ftw 🙂

lolololo
lolololo

This is exactly why I don't watch TV OR Netflix OR HULU. I just don't. You begin to think with what you constantly associate with, be it people or TV.

I used to watch a lot of Hannah Montana, and I was in my early 20's, by the last 2 Seasons, I couldn't watch anymore because it was very vain and taught bad behavior and I didn't want to fill my mind with that utter trash. And yes iCarly and any Nick show is just as bad or worse. I watched one season of iCarly and then it just got really vain and stupid, even moreso than the first season, which was already very vain.

People who blindly allow children to watch TV (my mother did the same) should re-evaluate TV in general, not just one channel. 🙂

El Diablo
El Diablo

I never had cable, so I grew up with a lot of Australian children's television, which included shows like "Ship to Shore", "Round the Twist", (based largely on the books of Paul Jennings), and some other fantastic and quirky shows where behaving like a self-centered ass-hat just lands you in a world of trouble (as would often happen to the snobbish Penelope in "The Genie From Down-Under"). And let us not forget the brilliant jewel of Australian Children's Television: "THE CURIOSITY SHOW" I always enjoyed science, but this show went above and beyond to translate relatively sophisticated scientific concepts into segments that children could understand and be engaged in…ranging from nature, to technology, to "do it yourself" experiments and other projects. I was hooked from the first time I saw it! If you want to keep your kids entertained and need some "me time"…find yourself a copy of "The Curiosity Show" and sit them down in front of that. They've put many shows up on their official YouTube channel, and I believe more are available on DVD. The British show "Art Attack" is also a good show for encouraging your children to go off and DO something after they watch… Read more »

casey
casey

so true. the shows on TV today (especially on disney which is supposed to be for "children) promote hypersexualism at an early age, vanity, and materialism. As someone who works with kids, I see many young girls dressing/talking inappropriately and they are often quoting these shows.

HOWEVER, im against blaming Disney channel. We are consumers. These shows/music/etc wouldnt exist if the public werent so idiotic, opened their eyes up and saw what was happening. Im not against TV, but why not expose your kids to other classic shows? My nephew grew up watching scooby doo, magic school bus, the jetsons, and rugrats because of DVDs. Those were his favorite shows. You can show your children other things. Im so annoyed when people blame TV for corrupting the youth.

YOU are the parent. YOU have the power. Show them other things. TVs dont raise children, people do. If all you do is plop your kid in front of the TV for 8 hours a day without checking what they're watching then you are to blame! (note: I'm not referring to mother in this post, just to other people in general).

Angel
Angel

Kudos to this mom. She did an amazing job. Reading this makes me feel so guilty and overwhelmed yet inspired. I guess what I'm saying is even though I know better i have been busy and let my kids watch these tween shows and I think it is time to have a talk with my husband and sit down with our children and do exactly what this mom did. I have to say that these tween shows make me so very uncomfortable as a wife the few times I briefly watched a couple minutes of any of these shows and my husband happened to be around I felt soooo annoyed and uncomfortable. I wonder why in almost any Disney or nickelodeon show the main character is a girl who looks like a tween but yet looks like a woman they target and type cast these young girls with bodys like women and big lips and dress them like women. it is unbelievable. Satan is out here so strong destroying homes and families.

Lion of Omega
Lion of Omega

Bravo to you for having the courage and sense to react this way. Then again, what else could you expect from Disney with all their subliminal messages even in their very first animated motion picture "Snow White"? Disney was *never* wholesome from the very start. They are deceivers and always were. Congratulations to you and I hope that your kids learn from this fast.

Jackie
Jackie

My sister loved tween shows when I was a kid, and we had turns deciding who got to watch what on TV at dinner. I can see why they irritated me so much after reading this. They're super obnoxious and everyone acts like they're from another planet. It's so weird, weirder than cartoons even. At least with cartoons you know it's fake.

Period1
Period1

I probably will say this only once, and I a know most of you will come back and say that it's is unrealistic. But you shouldn't let your kids watch t.v. period. Or at least until they are 10 or 12 years old. And especially not cable television. If anything, buy a apple tv or one of these internet tv things, give them Netflixs or something like it, so from time to time they can watch a movie or too, but mostly control what they watch. And in absence, give them lots of books to read, or activities to do. Trust me, they feel awkward at first for not being able to relate with the other kids mindlessly control, but the experiences from actually living their life and doing stuff will go along way in building their character and sharing genuine stories.

And the same really goes for yourself as well. But especially the children. Television has one function and one function only. Mass mind control. They don't call it "programming" for nothing.

bella
bella

OH MY GOD, I was basically saying the same thing in my post! I completely agree with you. There's a reason why it's called television PROGRAMMING. I. HATE. TV. It's such mindless dribble. My friends are always asking me if I've watched this show or that show. And when I always reply no, they're amazed! "You don't watch much tv, do you?" It's almost like they think I'm a weirdo for wanting to do other things with my time versus watching tv. I gotta be honest, I don't feel relaxed when I watch tv. I grow impatient by being exposed to "real" housewives who think they can sing, but can't; bad news after bad news; etc. And I'm not saying I'm better than anyone else. I just want people to start opening their eyes to what's in front of them.
TV IS BLATANT MIND CONTROL.
One more thing…..I've always had this presumption….I think televisions are watching US…….think about it!

mikara
mikara

i grew up in a very strict home and i wasn't allowed to watch or do or listen about anything other kids did.. it made me very angry and i rebelled a lot! so what i'm saying is _balance_ should be the key, and explaining the kid WHY there are these rules so they won't get too angry.. my parents didn't explain much, just no no no.. when i got out of the house i did about every stupid thing young person can too because i felt i have missed life.. so parents should really try to keep the balance on things.
(sorry english isn't my native language)

Katya
Katya

Her children must not ever watch Nickelodeon. Or Cartoon Network. She'd have found out the horrors of television so much faster if they were. Disney channel, sadly, isn't quite as bad as those are. And don't even get me started on "ABC Family" and the CW.

notbuyingit
notbuyingit

Not surprised in the least. Let's expose this heinous, sewer system far and wide! They are after the minds, bodies and souls of our children and parents are handing them over on a platter. Case in point is 'Toddlers and Tiaras', or the TV show where crazy mom's offer up their sexualised daughters for pageant ritual abuse. Produced by the Disney Corporation and about all you need to see to recognise that mind-control/programming IS REAL and being practised in our faces. Listen to the trigger words: Perfect, Bring it, Shake your Tushi, Sparkle Baby, Doing What You gotta Do, Game Face On etc for 2 and 3 YEAR OLDS!! About as naive and deluded as a parent could possibly get but still deserving a drop kick up the arse for being stooooppppidddd!!!

Grieves
Grieves

The mistake so often being made by parents is to treat media and television programming as a distraction, a baby-sitter, a soother to keep their post-toddler (or in some cases toddler) quiet and passive and happy. It's far preferable to having the kids tearing about the house spreading mess and noise, and far safer than letting them out into that dangerous world outside, where any dreadful thing could happen. Like this mother admits, no mind is paid to the media itself by the parent, other than to ascertain someone somewhere deemed it 'fit for kids', as if kids were a one-size-fits-all audience, and the only things kids should be exposed too is overly colorful tripe composed by large corporate entities devoted to 'kids' programming… because it's 'Kid certified' like so much FDA approved medication. Though there are many things to be said toward neglect and lack of exposure to real compassion/kindness/other authentic emotional experience where the TV-Babysitter is involved, it strikes me what a negative impact this could have on the intelligence of kids, and their ability to explore complex concepts and thoughts internally. My own parents, not perfect by any stretch but still very good folks, were extremely loose… Read more »

greatafricanmusic
greatafricanmusic

I know EXACTLY how you feel and can truly say that I'm so glad I made the decision to block all Disney channels a month ago. I came to this realization after I started noticing negative changes in my 5-year-old's behavior…(talking back, ignoring me when I spoke to her, lying, being sneaky, and saying rude remarks to her 2-year-old sister). She was upset, but I assured her that there were SO MANY other things to watch on TV and that she wouldn't miss it. We have to be so careful as parents when we see negative developments in our children. I think that I will be blocking Nickelodeon next (Nick Jr. seems ok, for now…although 'Yo Gabba Gabba' is a little strange).We shall see. Thanks for your post, it was utterly refreshing to see that I'm not the only parent who is refusing to conform to society's ideas of what's acceptable for today's younger generation.

afroditi
afroditi

I am a teenage and I really feel so bad for this mom…We must all realize that kids' shows ARE NOT EVEN FOR KIDS!! They are not appropriate for anyone! These cruelties that Disney serves to our plate should be better keep them for itself…

Death2Elite
Death2Elite

Praise the Lord!!! another mother woken up! I do hope more people will wake up and destroy major companies like Disney! Nothing about Disney appeals to me anymore, I'm going to find a way to post this on facebook

Janet
Janet

Disney is such a mess, it shouldn't surprise parents at all that their content is inappropriate. When I was a child I was forbidden from watching the Mickey Mouse Club. And look at the fruit it produced, Justin (Sexy Back) Timberlake, Britney ("Slave 4 U" / "If U Seek Amy") Spear, Christina ("Dirrty") Aguilera, among other muck. Even the children who grew up later on Disney, like Hilary ("Reach Out [and Touch Me]") Duff, Selena ("Come & Get It") Gomez, Miley ("Can't Be Tamed") Cyrus, all continue to show that Disney is a tree of spoiled fruit. I think the most shocking of this all is that artists who put up the "Christian" veil, are even more perverted than their counterparts. Just yesterday, I was astonished that "wholesome" Demi Lovato, the all-American girl next door, former X-Factor judge, who is a champion for advocating against bullying and eating disorders, has leaked full front nude photos circulating the internet. Not that I am a prude, but this woman is only 21, is not married, and has a cross, among other religious symbols tattoos on her body. She has frequently spoken about her Christianity, and yet this is what she does in… Read more »

carolina
carolina

and demi lovato also had a cocaine addiction and of 30 days of the month half of the month that girl is in parties and also selena gomez in january check in rehab and miley cyrus well she is just like lindsay lohan poor babies

retired early
retired early

One problem is, the parents let the kids choose their entertainment and THEN they check it….so many kids in schools where I taught, influenced by thug rap. Parents and teachers have no idea, when those headphones are on, how vulgar and ugly the lyrics are, all the bragging about all the “h-‘s I can get,” the size of their genitals, the bling they steal, the cops they kill,…girls rapping about how all the guys will want them ‘cos they so hot and horny..have known teachers who let their kids wear headphones while they do “seat work,” and I’m horrified, because I’ve read the lyrics….they’re never printed in regular press because they’re too X-rated, so most families never know. A relative of mine says she and her daughter think Eminem is “cute,” and I shudder. This from one who used to sing in rock bands in younger days…The world is not like it was…

retired early
retired early

Very smart. Haven’t had a TV in years.

afsah
afsah

salaam sister

I totally agree with you I don't allow my 3 years old to watch Disney either, if he sneaks and watches Donald duck I turn off his wifi, but I let him watch tayo, gogo, pororo and barney. he also watches other Islamic cartoons

Jane
Jane

Doc McStuffins, just more indoctrination bs for the Medical Industrial Complex and Big Pharma. Don't know if you've covered that one yet.

damien b.
damien b.

I think all of u should stop blaming TV for your negligence and try parenting for once in your life tell your kid the rights and wrongs of life

HAD2SAY
HAD2SAY

You obviously have no kids and far from ready to have any because of your stupidity to simplyfy the role of parenting.

Mimi
Mimi

I totally understand. I may not have any kids but boy do i have little cousins. I've babysat them from day one on. For some reason or another (seeing what trash my sister was watching) i quit watching disney channels. I jumped back into it while babysitting with no chores to do. Hannah Montana was on and while i enjoyed watching Jackson make a fool of himself in the past with his Ozzy impersonation, i watched it and only felt like crying. I asked my preteen cousins, "This is the garbage you watch every day?" They responded with, "its funny and we're bored" what hurt the most was the gay jokes. It was showing kids that being gay was laughable, something to say when the situation was bad. They seem harmless when watched as a child–and i admit it was funny when i was younger but when i pointed out those horrid moments in the show, they said nothing. During the course of a week, i watched the shows with them and watched their behavior. Sure enough, the phrase, "Thats gay" poped up and i immediately stopped it. They weren't brought up to think bad about anyone–gay or not. There… Read more »

sean
sean

I'm 15 and I read this to educate myself. If I were to ssay something the new TV showshows (ex victorious or the later episodes of icarly) ii think they are trying to keep there younger audience, who would watch early sponge bob, such as I. I don't believe you should keep older show like sponge Bob or rug rats away from them. They are just mindless shows to get your mind off of what ever is going on currently. But I do agree these modern show are absolute and complete garbage. And keep them from that. I watched crap shows when I was a kid, but it has not dulled me, I'm in ap and honors programs. Thanks

Herculescrane
Herculescrane

"Sean' is that the male version of the name? I have a cousin Sean – male, but also know a girl named Sean. My point is, I'm so glad youre in ap and honors programs, however, if you are male, then he mssg is differently purveyed to you. While you wont succumb to their bull, perhaps your future wife/partner already has. Vanity above all else is the mssg. Keep reading and posting on here, its very eye opening and everyone learns from each other. 🙂

Lillie
Lillie

Also, I love how you handled the situation. Great parenting skills.

Lillie
Lillie

Spectacular letter. So honest (funny too) I relate 100% my daughter is almost 2 and I am searching to find something for her to watch that isn't utter garbage.

mel
mel

My kids love peppa pig and I thought it was a beautiful little show until we sat and watched about 10 episodes straight one weekend coz we were bored. I noticed a reoccurring theme. The daddy is often referred to as "silly daddy" and is always stuffing things up and getting hurt as are most of the daddys on the show. Mummy pig and the other mummys are represented as smart, independent and often rescuing the stupid men. This really turned me off the show. Peppa makes a point of always telling daddy how fat he is and how he probably wont be able to do a particular action because of it. Such a shame

William
William

One of my problems with both Disney and Nickelodeon are the lack of rents. While not one myself I find a lot of these shows questionable for that reason alone.

ST2014
ST2014

ok so I read this earlier today at work and finally decided to pump the brakes on Disney channel. My daughter is addicted to it. Like will gaze at it for hours, thumb in mouth, not moving if I let her. Like the author, I too use it to get things done around the house i.e. cooking, cleaning but lately I've been feeling like she watches just too much tv. Period. So I tell her on the way from school that we're not watching much tv anymore. She gets dramatic and asks what she's supposed to do now…just be bored, I then go into my speech about how not long ago people didn't even have a tv let alone a Disney channel. As I prepared dinner I asked her out of curiosity why she liked Disney channel so much. This is exactly what she says "mom I have dreams that I'm all the actresses. I want to be an actress. I watch them so I can be like them." I think if she would have told me that yesterday I wouldn't have been as freaked out. By bedtime she was in full blown tears because I didn't let her watch… Read more »

CatG
CatG

Great article! Wouldn't it be amazing if more parents acted this way, and better still, if more parents made sure there were NO tell-lie-visions in the house, full stop! I am almost 50 and remember when I was younger, I always had an 'uncomfortable' feeling about ANY disney show or film. For some reason I just did not like them and hardly watched any of them. Aren't ALL mainstream tv shows aimed at kids nothing more than tools for predictive programming and chock full of sexual and other subliminals? It would make total sense, wouldn't it? How many parents would actually question disney? What a con job they have perpetrated on so many, for so very long. Lenon Honor (on youtube) has done a few documentaries exposing the pedophillic origins of walt himself and the people that helped bring the 'empire' together! Look at his early work, disgusting racism, animal and child abuse. The WHOLE reason for the 'entertainment' industry is not just to entertain, or just give us mindless distractions, but to subliminally programme us and to direct humanity in such a way that is beneficial for those very high up. It is a very clever tool they have… Read more »

bandoogiemanz
bandoogiemanz

I have read numerous times that Walt Disney was a 33rd degree freemason. You might not be able to find a disney movie that doesn't contain occult imagery or an esoteric message. The minds of the children are key. Control their minds and you have just usurped control of future generations. Like the term "babies raising babies." There are programs for us adults as well. Desperate housewives, Cougar Town, Sex & the City, and on and on. Oversexualizing women and glorifying materialism and no control over carnal instincts. I had come across an interesting position recently while reading. The author expresses that many of us adults like to proclaim we are responsible because we work and provide food and shelter for our children/families. Yet, if we show no self control over our basest desires, then are we really acting more evolved than animals? Don't they work to provide food and shelter for their children and families as well? I believe this is one of the main purposes for the rampant hyped focus on sexuality in programming these days. To get us to misuse a tool(sex) that was afforded us for a much higher and rewarding purpose. Sort of like how… Read more »

D D d
D D d

Because of the addiction triggering effect of eating sugar at a young age, it is put in baby food too.
Need i say more? Once the trigger got hippied, the river runs wild when one is not strong enough to make a difference between food and uhm, something that used to be food.

Isaiah
Isaiah

This is so true. Almost everyone of my younger cousins speak with this horrible lingo that drives me nuts! They have replaced good shows like That's So Raven, that spoke about things like racism and many other important things about life. Disney has gone to complete and utter s**t.

DMX
DMX

Why? Is it bcos Disney stand up fo no n****s, dats why u trippin?

dascoolbro
dascoolbro

This is a great article, from both VC and the mom. But I couldn't help but to burst out laughing when she said she should make her kids watch the History channel instead. lololol Disney owns both the History channels! Just throw the damned thing out

Yadira Avitia
Yadira Avitia

I absolutely did not know this… I'm a mother of two, a one year old boy and a three year old girl, and I've noticed that my daughter does a lot of the hair touching and flipping. I don't wear heels, I'm more of a sneakers type and my daughter idolizes how superficial these girls seem, from their make up to their heels. Needless to say I'm not allowing her to watch Disney shows anymore and I'm considering having no TV in the house at all.

Lia
Lia

I never grew up watching Disney, Nickelodeon etc so was never exposed to this type of stuff. However, a friend of my mums had a daughter who was about 8 at the time, and due to her being a single mum she would let her watch a lot of television so she could get jobs done. Her daughter would spend most of her time when not at school watching channels like Disney, so whenever we visited them i noticed her behaviour was increasingly odd. She said things that didn't have any relevance to a situation, like 'catchphrases' from shows that she would just shout aloud or slip into conversations when they were completely irrelevant. I only realised where she was getting this odd behaviour from when i sat and watched tv with her and saw all the 'brainwashing' in a way that is all over these channels. Its awful and I'm so so glad i didn't grow up subjected to this!

Tellulu
Tellulu

Um…simple really. Watch whatever your kids want to watch first, before you say its okay. There are a lot of shows geared towards young kids that I won't let my toddler watch. Thankfully he loves Into the Universe and wants to be a scientist. When it comes to kid shows I like him watching educational cartoons such as Team Umi zoomi but he only watches about 1-2 hours of tv on a day that I say it's okay. Normally we are at the park, or in our yard. I don't want him being a vegetable. I'm trying to teach him he doesn't need to sit in front of the tv all day.
And I also work with him on the alphabet. What I mean to say is parents should be MORE active in what their kids are learning and doing. And kids should be outside more. But a parent should NEVER say a television show or book is okay without first looking into it.

Smoke
Smoke

I have met a few people who grew up without a tv in their house. Not one of them is over weight, on SSRIs, or boring. I have found all of them to be well rounded people who have a ver real personality that is caring and fun loving. These people are the best at having deep conversations with because they are so well read. They don't react to the world around them they analyze and make choices that benefit them. Tv will not be allowed in my house because it is a indoctrination machine that influences your kids more than you as the parent.

anon
anon

I guess she was too drunk to notice the damage being done until it turned her children into monsters. I am so surprised that most posters did not pick up on that a great deal. IS this the normal way of raising kids these days in your world? Send them off to camp or stick them in front of an electronic babysitter and crack open the bottle? I don't drink but I was aware that many of the tightest friendship circles among parents of pre schoolers did involve the parents inviting one another round for alcohol in the evenings and if you were teetotal like myself, you just knew that an essential part of the bonding process could not happen. Im describing something far off from alcoholism, just using drink as an essential prop which is somehow completely respectable?

Alyssa
Alyssa

Well, miss Grey's-anatomy-loving-booze-sipping mother of the year sure played her part in her kid's behavior. You can't possibly expect Disney to educate your child while you're in need of your precious free time. Should've thought of it before raising a family. If you're not up for it, don't do it. Educating your children about the right and the wrong in the world is solely YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. In a world that's on a downward spiral of decadence, you can't expect impressionable minds to be able to tell the difference when they're constantly bombarded with messages of shallowness, both in spirit and in mind and ridiculous ideals of beauty as opposed to brains. They are taught that brains don't take you anywhere, but beauty does. Hence the pop stars these days, who can't sound halfway intelligent in videos, not to mention their ability to carry a tune. They're there for entertainment, and because of their looks, they seek to be musicians for instance, for the buzz, not because they're interested in music, and they make it seem cool. They make children want to be stars for the money and fame, not for any individual fulfillment (not as if the industry would ever… Read more »

Angie
Angie

YOURE GOING TO DO AN ARTICLE ON TRANSCENDENCE RIGHT? THAT HAS ILLUMINATI WRITTEN ALL OVER IT AND I HAVEN'T EVEN WATCHED IT YET

youngbutintheknow
youngbutintheknow

Now I know why my sister never got Disney channel and waited until I was old enough to watch stupid stuff like icarly but see through its stupidness. What happened to the old Disney channel and programs like fraggle rock? I'm sorry, but I was raised on good ol cartoons,documentaries and 80's tv shows and I can see why. I'm not exactly the top of my grade, (9th btw) but I'm smart and am teaching my younger members of the family what stuff means and they have a grasp on the illuminati, I know my niece has stopped watching Disney channel and Nick to a degree because of this but I salute her. My nephews are the same as I was (I used to get called a tomboy a lot because I knew nothing about sonny with a chance but could write an essay on naruto, and I only made female friends in 3rd grade, what? It was and still is less drama to hang out with the guys) and they usually say "that's stupid,is she like a triangle lover or something?" Which makes me laugh. But the way that I teach them is the key hole club (I got… Read more »

Raf
Raf

Search and find MICKEY MOUSE MONOPOLY

A documentary delving deeper into this matter. This article was just a view of the tip of the iceburg.

anonma
anonma

disney= evil delusion! notice how they monopolize and pervert every one of our beloved story book characters! I can't even look at Winney the Pooh anymore! they have created such evil looking eyes! Every fairy tale has been distorted! these are dark times with evil predators roaming….

bean head
bean head

Love this… I too lost faith in DC around the year 2004. I noticed the changes the unfunny, Hurtful and cruel things and immoral things being passed off as Okay! Jokeing Just for kicks things in shows. I would say its BS

Hawk
Hawk

I wish more mothers and fathers would become aware of the occult things their kids are brainwashed with!

Bogomil Jones
Bogomil Jones

Parents who grew up on a steady diet of Disney are all to quick to let their children do the same. Disney has been soft selling the occult in this world since the Sorcerer's Apprentice in the 30's. I saw Snow White in an old English country theatre at 6 years old and it scared the crap out of me. So much so, I never wanted to see a Disney movie again and never have. Under the illusion of wholesomeness they are in fact a blight upon children's minds.
The Mom in this instance was comfortable telling us she was curled upon in a dark corner with a bottle of wine while her children watched this stuff. I found that to be quite telling. I hope she realizes her negligence and the whole experience has a sobering affect.

opinionsala
opinionsala

Parents who make time and pay attention and are honest, respectful and dignified in how they treat everyone and everything on this planet can go a long way to raising a different generation of kids BUT IT WILL BE HARD WORK and it seems the human race likes things easy … and that includes not taking responsibility but rather allocating blame elsewhere.

Slow down and value people instead of things. Start doing instead of just saying ; )

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
~ Maya Angelou ~

Thanks for your time. All of this is after all only my humble opinion … and we all have different opinions ; )Have a blessed and beautiful weekend with your family and friends … and all others in this universe : )

LOVE & RESPECT xoxo
(Part 6 – final)

anon
anon

Hey opinionsala
Thank you for your long and heartfelt post full of wonderful ideas. I just wanted to say that it is hard to lead by way of example especially those parents who have had a screwed up childhood or even adulthood. It is a middle class aspiration that parents should sit down and consciously develop their children's mind. It is also very 21st century. My parents were always very busy and now and again, I heard and saw some pretty outrageous things. There was always too much work, too many children, pets and hobbies but the house was alive with living at it's extreme and I loved that and I miss the chaos so much. If we consistently sell them the way things should be they will find it very hard to survive in the less genteel wider world

opinionsala
opinionsala

Anyhow, sorry for getting a bit off the topic. The reality is that EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. Sit and do whatever it is you want to do in the same room your child is viewing once a week – get an idea of what they are watching and the content.

STAND UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN … and LOVE THEM LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.

The best thing you can teach your child is to love themselves … and not that egotistical arrogant love (that they pick up from smarty-pants PARENTS & MOVIES & OTHER) that is so damaging, but the love for self that encourages them to smile and laugh and share and be happy with who they are and what they have … and want to help others and make them feel loved and special and happy.
Money and gadgets CANNOT teach them this.
Parents, friends and family can – by giving time and energy and LOVE.
(Part 5)

opinionsala
opinionsala

It used to work, so what's the problem now? Not immediate enough? Not convenient for parents to have to show some patience?
YOU NEED TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS ATTITUDE in any situation it rears it’s head – especially around your kids – cos this is also a behaviour/personality type that rubs off on your kids!

And don't get me started on how many traffic rules are broken while driving your kids to school, and parking in NO-STOP zone to drop them. Small example of parents once again showing their kids to ignore rules and do whatever is most convenient for self. One of the worst traits to teach your kids – be selfish/self-absorbed “cos it works for me and makes my life easier”!! And this is what kids witness first-hand every school day – if that's not conditioning your kids then I'm not sure what is… Frightening when we actually take the time to stop and think about our actions and the effects on our children over long-term.
(Part 4)

opinionsala
opinionsala

Parents seem to lose interest in their children when they realise just how much hard work is involved. You know … when the "honeymoon" period is over. And that the buck stops with the parents! Teachers are not there to bring up your children and teach them the basics about being a decent human being. This is the role of the parents! STAND UP PARENTS and DO YOUR PART!! Problem children at school generally come from a SCREWED UP HOME. They bully others and are generally nasty little buggers. Special thanks to these moms and dads … NOT!! Cos now your blessed little ignored and feeling unloved kid/kids go off to playschool or school and wrecks someone else’s kids!! I do not understand why young kids have cell phones/tablets/ipads/etc. Personally I believe that all these gadgets should be BANNED AT SCHOOLS (and then teachers will not be able to have them out at school either!!). Then teachers can go back to doing what is supposed to be done at school – teaching Maths or Science or Geography or Languages or Art or whichever subject it is that they are there to teach. Nothing wrong with the old-fashioned way of parents… Read more »

anon
anon

… and what you wrote about problem children was rather judgmental and not necessarily true? You are obviously lucky that you have not had to raise a child with emotional problems.

retired early
retired early

As a sped teacher, worked with lots of kids with “emotional problems.” Amazing what miracles you see with a consisent program of rewards and consequences. Begging “I won’t do it anymore” doesn’t work. If this happens, that happens as a result. They learn, they change, and at the end of the year, they don’t have “emotional problems” anymore…till they go on to another class where it’s “do what you want,” and it comes back. Don’t make excuses for these kids. Teach them, instead (Remember how, when we were growing up no kids got away with misbehavior at school because they “couldn’t help it”? )

opinionsala
opinionsala

Play Snakes and Ladders or Cluedo or Scrabble or Monopoly or Ruminikub or good old-fashioned card games. Throw the dice and help them start counting. Or make something with odds and ends around the house, or do some artwork. Come on!! Enjoy your children and have fun with them so they have some wonderful memories when they're older.
WHAT??? You don't have time? Seriously???
Same question pops to mind … so why did you have kids in the first place?
All my friends kids absolutely love it when I arrive with colouring in goodies, and stickers (they don’t even care that it’s just multi-colour round stickers) and actually sit down with them. I don’t have to necessarily colour and can do my own thing, but they like the company so they can say “look at this” … which is completely normal.

(Part 2)

opinionsala
opinionsala

I am a 45 year old single parent of a now 25 year old.
I hear what this mom is saying and I agree about the content of MANY shows. Same can be said for adult movie entertainment. War, guns, shooting, killing, raping, hurting, desecrating … and this starts off with Playstation/Nintendo games as kids.
Much can be said, but at the end of the day EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.
In my humble opinion 2 hours a day is NOT moderation – of games or TV or any electronic gadget where kids are not playing outside and interacting with other kids and just being kids. 30-60 minutes is more suitable (depending on age), with maybe an extra 30-45 minutes on weekend days or holidays.
PARENTS NEED TO CATCH A WAKE UP and invest time in their children … else why did you have them? Cos you had sex and fell pregnant??

(Part 1)

Adam
Adam

I have some second cousins who grew up without TV. They all play musical instruments and have become doctors, dentists and lawyers. I can only imagine there must be some sort of connection.

I blocked The HUB when they added the show Shezow about a cross dressing super hero, but I think it's probably time to get rid of the whole thing. My wife has been asking me to just cancel it, I keep thinking I'll do it once I catch up on the racing I have on the DVR, but honestly, I have no time to watch it. Time to pull the plug.

Genevieve
Genevieve

Glad someone else sees where kids could possibly learn bullying from. The news talks about all the anti-bullying bs but fail to mention the s**t on tv. It's so odd how the little kid shows are more so sweet then the older kids shows are horrible. I only let my son watch pbs mostly when I need a minute. I hate tv.

taedei
taedei

Not surprised about Disney after all Walter Elias Disney (the founder of Disney) is part of the Illuminati yet I am happy that the mother who wrote the blog is sharing it with us and makes us more aware and happy to say she is an aware mother and shows that she is good in parenting ,,,I wish her the best and to all of the parents out there as well! thx VC xoxo

Ann
Ann

Wow! I am an elementary school teacher and I have 3 children of my own ages 15, 16, and 21. They watched Disney when they were growing up. Whenever I saw something inappropriate on a show that they watched, I would address it. I would tell them about the problems I had with a particular scene or situation. While working with my students, I could recognize the children that watched the Disney Channel by the way they would talk and act. If you are a born again Christian, you are equipped to notice the enemy (satan) when you see him. I think its time for us to stop being shocked or surprised when we read stories like this. There is an agenda in America and the media plays a major role. Things will get worse. You better know Jesus. He is the only way to the Father.

Nda
Nda

Marry this with the ban on "bossy," and you have supposedly assertive women who abhor their brains but worship their make-up kits… SMH!

claudiacv
claudiacv

My daughters used to watch re-runs of Lizzie McGuire, She`s so Raven and Drake and Josh, but they also had their share of the discovery kids channel, animal planet and even CBBC`s. Thank goodness they were smart enough to decide NOT to watch Disney and Nickelodeon anymore when all the crap show started airing. I was very proud of their decision–they even explained to me the reasons why the hated these new shows!
I think that came from also being avid readers.
Moral of the story–get your kids back on books and you`ll have educated children.

Unfortunately both Disney and Nickelodeon shows are being written by stupid 20 year olds who reflect their own horrible values in their script. I worked at Disneyland hoping to find the happiest place on earth. Unfortunately, all i found were bratty college graduates who thought it was cool to look down on the rest of us.

Gabriela
Gabriela

This is extreme. I do believe that certain connotations made are inappropriate but her example of Lexi from Ant Farm was not elaborated on. Ant Farm is a school for genius and overachieving kids who are highly focused in school and their special gifts. The character Olive who has a photographic memory constantly spews out historical and educational facts as well as the lead China who educates them on music and instruments. Lexi on the other hand has identity issues that she admittedly works on throughout the show and her obnoxious aesthetic obsession is highly frowned upon within the school. They'll throw a laugh track in here and there but it is portrayed as a dis likable quality and she is the cliche bratty character. Now if she was the lead I could see that being a problem but every drama needs its protagonist. If everyone in the show was not out looking to make others laugh or all had the same unaffected by media personality it would be dull. Lighten up on your kid. She is at an age where regardless of media or social influence she is going to be molding and forming into her own person. She… Read more »

D D d
D D d

I am told irony and sarcasm are a form of humor that develope over time. (Besides personal issues i think.)
And that kids do not get all the social skill stuff adults get when watching tv. Monkey see monkey do, just to try it out.
Maybe you missed the bigger picture a lot of readers here get when reading and looking up all the connections between big farma, food-corporations, city-planning, childcare, education, and..television. To name a few.

Never seen the show, but does it have a lot if catchfrases for the actors?

Cami
Cami

All I know is that Olive tends to say "interesting factoid" a lot.

Tee
Tee

I have NEVER liked Disney for myself– the whole princess thing with the prince coming to the rescue and living happily ever after did not appeal to me. So I thought it was me when I was forced to spend a day watching the shows on the Disney Channel with my niece and was horrified by what I saw. All the kids are superficial and obnoxious with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. My niece lived on a steady diet of these shows sometimes watching episodes repeatedly because her mother let her despite my protests. Again, I thought it was just me, maybe I am overreacting so now I feel validated with this article and others I have found about the hidden agenda of that company. There is a lot more to it than just the above. Disney is bad news because while the appear to be all wholesome and harmless they are far from it. I urge any parent to do their research before subjecting your kids to these people. Seriously they are that bad!!!

Smart Guy
Smart Guy

Simple, just cancel cable… humans lived without it for years and kids came out just fine!

Wide Awake
Wide Awake

Great article..thanks for sharing this VC…i'm a mother of 2 who have noticed for a very long time media giants such as Disney and Nick promoting, brainwashing and instilling bad values in children.

paige
paige

My husband had bought "The Little Mermaid" for my children to watch. I remembered that there was controversy about it when it first came out in the '90s. I watched it with them and within the first five minutes, I gasped and took it out of the dvd player quick quick quick! The reason being because the castle has a big phallic symbol on it. It's right in your face! I started to research the history of Walt Disney. My children will NEVER watch anything that comes from Disney. Ever! I suggest that all parents take some time and look at some vintage Disney cartoons and you will come upon the realization that the agenda that Disney's pushing isn't new. We need to reclaim our children back! I applaud the parents that are aware and have taken steps to teach their children about today's reality. I get that parents are quite busy and use the tv as a tool, but it's how the tool is used. As parents, we are the ones in control, not the kids. We can't say 'I didn't know anymore anymore. It's time to WAKE UP from the fantasy that tv offers. It's not real! TV… Read more »

Haley
Haley

This whole article is rather ridiculous. You should have been teaching your girls brain over beauty before they ever saw it on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. In sitcoms you see these exact same situations, only edited to fit a more adult audience. We know that they shouldn't always be taken as life lessons because we were taught to know better from the get-go. You should be teaching your children how to treat their friends and other people. You shouldn't be letting TV do the job for you.

JLo
JLo

This mother exaggerats a lot. It hurts to see such a stupidity. And what is so terrible, horrible and horrifying? That a girl want to be considered rather beautiful that genius?? O God. It shows the sad truth – yes, girls want to be beautiful, popular and loved. Not genius. It a basic woman's need – to be beautiful, admired, desired. What a problem? It is a woman's nature – you can deny but it is like that. Better accept because no education or home brainwashing is going to change it.

apsara
apsara

I happen to agree with you. But it is good to have brains to fall back on just in case the beauty doesn't last so best to have both?

gnome
gnome

You can't be serious.
Girls strive to be loved and if they believe being the most attractive will achieve this then that is the path they will ensue.
I think most young girls would prefer not to be objectified and instead be loved, valued and appreciated for less superficial traits such as their thoughts, personality and soul. Sadly, there is NOTHING in our society that honors this, so girls are left pursuing materialistic goals rather than spiritual.
It is NOT "a woman's need to be beautiful, admired and desired" You can speak for yourself but in my life, a woman's need is to be loved, respected and cared for. A beautiful soul is a thousand times more valuable than a pretty face and girls need to grow up knowing this.

JMS
JMS

Right on, gnome! I'd rather be loved, respected and cared for by my husband than have our whole house overfilled with pricey shoes, makeup and the latest 'fashions.' My husband loves me even though I don't spend my days shopping and gossiping at the nail salon. Could care less about being a fashionista. Just how I am.

Do I want to look pretty for him? Of course, but a good heart, vibrant demeanor, intelligence and wit, and lovingness will always shine over layers and layers of synthetics. Less is more in the surface beauty, but that's just my opinion. To each their own tastes. Vive la difference!

D D d
D D d

Is it a woman's need to think she needs artificial breasts to fulfil her instincts? Or, has it always been that 'women' think that all men only think the offspring should be goodlooking instead of more healthy?
The need to attract may be natural, but the form people choose to use is very much a cultural thing. Programming it is called.

Kellz
Kellz

I think that her behavior is being molded by trying to fit in with girls at school. I'm thinking Disney just put the cherry on top for her to think that it's ok to behave like that.

Willie
Willie

I agree with this mother and feel her pain. That being said, this is what happens when people let the TV be an educational device for children. There is absolutely no role of TV to educate a child or anyone else. Television programs are exactly what the name sugests: a PROGRAM, they program our minds. And we give absolute power for them to control our heads and the childrens behaviour. TV was turned into babysitters and that is the collateral damage of its influence in our daily routine. Glad this mom stood up and shout against this absurd.

SarahNP
SarahNP

I'm glad this one mother woke up a little, hopefully she will turn a more critical eye to her own viewing habits. TV in the U.S. is a propaganda machine for the elites, where socialist behavior ideals are sold to us by huge capitalist corporations. Who says what to whom for what effect? Keep that question in mind while viewing and you'll get the answer they don't want you to have. IMHO, the next generation is being groomed for a new world order.

forgiven
forgiven

Every time I read VC's articles, certain scriptures start popping into my mind….

2 Timothy 3:1,2 "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud , blasphemers, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, unthankful, unholy,"

Isaiah 3:4,5 "And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: THE CHILD SHALL BEHAVE HIMSELF PROUDLY against the ancient, and the base against the honourable."

Disney is just one of Satan's many avenues to destroy the family. It's amazing to me how many people are still blinded to this fact.

EveryoneWillBowJesus
EveryoneWillBowJesus

Disney is trash at its best and trying to restructure children minds. I

I never like watching children disrespect their parents as if they are smart ones, and the parents are the stupid ones. Of course this would only lead to a mass of disobedient, fouled mouth children.

Asher
Asher

I, too, am appalled by the common theme of children running around with no parents. And when the parents are present, they are invariably portrayed as fumbling idiots who, at best, act childish, and at worst act completely negligent. I think Disney also encourages the dissolution of fatherhood. Notice how in these shows, the father (if he's even there) is always a moron. Sometimes he is a nice, childlike moron, but a fool nonetheless, and the head of the family is always the mother. Lesson: fathers are permanent children, undeserving of respect, and to be used for their money or as fodder for humor. Playing on the naive psychology of children, the kids are always portrayed as being the ones who are really in charge, and there are no consequences for bad behavior or taking advantage of their peers or adults. The sickest part of it all is the fact that these shows do not just materialize out of thin air… There are writers, producers, committees, and meetings upon meetings of men and women in suits over at Disney who come up with this junk. Advised by and learned in psychology and marketing, they know exactly how to play children's… Read more »

shelly
shelly

Yes, I was just thinking about 'The Fairly Odd Parents' on Nick. Both Timmy's real dad and his fairy dad were complete idiots while both the moms were smart. I don't understand why people would want to brainwash children in such a negative way…it's messing up society.

SarahNP
SarahNP

Spot on, Asher. Disney is a huge propaganda machine, always has been, too. The non-stop denigration of men, fathers in particular, has been on going for decades now. "Girls rule, boys drool" doctrine is manufactured by the elite, promoted by the feminist left, and sold to us by the capitalists, like Disney. Fatherhood is made as un-important as possible. Boys do not want to be fathers, so over generations, there are few men who want to, or can be, fathers. Broken boys with broken dreams. Drugs, gangs, etc. are the replacement so the ultimate result is an ever increasing prison population. Top down, bottom up, inside out.

apsara
apsara

You cannot deny that it symbiotically mirrors the family within our own society. Mothers are more likely to stick around and be there for you. Fact. Most men are (just about) okay at being fully-available to their children on a part-time rather than full-time basis regardless of whether or not parents are still together. Children need to reconcile that in their own minds and be realistic about their own roles as they enter into adulthood.

Mick
Mick

I'm happy that this woman woke up, but I don't really understand why it took so long for her to pay attention to what was going on in her own home. And then you try to tell some parents about Disney, et. al., and they look at you as if you're the crazy one. Way to be "moderate". Congrats.

Ted Harrington
Ted Harrington

Wow! When I was young my mom would yell and my younger brother "You are rotting your brains by watching…" Gilligan's Island, the Brady Bunch, Bewitch, I Dream of Jeanie, F-Troop or any of those mindless television shows from the 60's and 70's that would pay during the week. My how times have changed.

SarahNP
SarahNP

I did rot my brains out watching those very sit coms! As a kid I was a TV junky so most of my life I've strive to understand how media can be so addicting. TV is a hypnotic stimulator. With sit coms, its the laugh track. The TV screen draws us in with the flickering light and pleasant faces, then hooks us with the highly addictive laugh track. Humans enjoy laughter, even if badly simulated. Sit coms simulate human company. Sit coms makes us feel less alone. How sad is that.

Mark Weaver
Mark Weaver

Reading this article prompted me to check out some YouTube clips from the show. The first thing that I noticed was that they make the kids look smart, and the adults look ridiculous, dumb, and incompetent. Now that I think about it, my favorite show as a kid, Saved By the Bell, did the same thing with Mr. Belding. No wander I had no respect for adults or authority.

Apres Ski
Apres Ski

There are many celebrities who "removed" TV from their children when they were growing up. Bette Midler and Madonna. Madonna you say? YES! She did not let her precious Lordes watch TV and yet our homes are littered with her crap and are brains are littered with her music.

If I had children today, NO TV in their rooms, NO TV at all ever! I hear those Disney ads on the radio. "Want you kid to be the star of a show?" Contact Disney! Yeah right! I'd like to give Disney a 10-fingered contact straight to the head. Disney has done more to ruin the lives of children and adults than anything else.

I would ban Disney from everything until Jesus comes. I grew up on Disney but that was before I realized who & what they were and what they were really doing to me and other children. Now, I HATE DISNEY!

We should start throwing Anti-Disney parties with anti-Disney themes to show children, adults and the world, Disney is no longer needed or wanted in our lives.

xlilax
xlilax

cool it Apres. The answer is very simple. Remove your cable channels. I still have TV but total control of what comes on – DVD player and carefully chosen DVDs. News channels for me. THAT"S IT (evil laughter)

dogg
dogg

Translations of this ladies article: I'm a lazy mom who wants to pass my kids off to a TV set so I can sit around and drink wine or do whatever I want.

My wife and I have raised our son without any TV or movies, and he has turn out exceptional, is genuine in his interaction with others, relates well and converses with adults since a small boy, didn't go through the normal teenage rebellion/idiot behavior, and is loving and thoughtful.

Not saying he's perfect, but when you compare him to his peers, he's light years ahead of them in appropriate behavior.

TV is artificial life, causing viewers to live artificial lives after spending time watching artificial lives. There are plenty of real life things to do and very little time to get them all done in this life.

yalluminati
yalluminati

Exactly. People sit on their asses while their kids watch this stuff and are surprised that their kids act out. Watch what your kids do from the beginning and maybe this behavior wont begin

Not Blind
Not Blind

It's not just Disney and the other channels. Anybody seen the new commercial for Honey Comb cereal?
Where that rapper (whoever he is) tells the Bee he has to change his clothes, dance moves, and voice. Then, when he says, "What about 'Be happy, be healthy", the rapper says, "No, that's gotta go, too."
So, the positive phrase is now replaced with the word 'Sweet'.
Absolutely ridiculous and transparent, yet nobody seems to be bothered with this new style and design of a timeless cereal that used to be cute and promoting a wholesome image. Even if the cereal isn't all that healthy, at least their message was.
Things are only going to get worse…

SarahNP
SarahNP

There is something about that Bee I don't trust! TV commercials are loaded with additional messages. IMO, the creepiest is the Geico pig Maxwell. The commercial producers give us, age regression, racism, contempt of the law, b********y, bar code mark of the beast, etc. To me it's a little too much for pushing car insurance.

JMS
JMS

I like the lizard (whoops not 'cause he's 'reptilian' or anything ;)) Not a fan of real reptiles, but geckos are kind of cute and maybe frogs, too. I thought the bee was Cheerios?

That said, commercials drive me crazy. My husband and I usually only watch the old movie channel which is sans commercials.

SarahNP
SarahNP

I like the lizard, gecko, too. And I hate the fact that I do, as that means they have me hooked! A CGI characters for adults!

yalluminati
yalluminati

I thought the same thing about the "bee happy bee healthy" thing. That whole commercial is so transparent. You cant be cool unless you're autotuned and dripping in ridiculous accessories

carolina
carolina

that's nelly the rappe his songs are cruise, hey porsche that i don't if he talk about a girl or the porsche car and is HOT IN HERRE THAT GUY is great i love it

D D d
D D d

(For all my fans : i can be shorter..)

Wow

awake
awake

You ever notice all disney movies and shows either have no parents present or are about the child rebelling against the parents?! Even the old movies are like that. NO parental guidence.
It is a huge agenda to divide and conquer the family unit. If you destroy the family unit you can control everyone because noone will stand together against what is so wrong with the world. Corrupt the youth and control the people.

JMS
JMS

When you say 'old' movies, how far back are you going? Many of the studio era films from the '30s through the '50s are filled with strong families who stand together through thick and thin. One example from the top of my head would be 1944's "Meet Me in St. Louis" with Judy Garland. The dilemma of a close-knit early 1900s family not wanting to move out of their beloved hometown may seem pretty quaint today, but the movie is pretty enduring and can be watched by all ages, unlike a lot of the insipid so-called 'family' fare of today. The father is a tough but ultimately tender guy and the mother is the embodiment of maternal wisdom, yet not wishy-washy in her relationship with her husband, particularly when she objects to the news that he's moving the family to New York (and that's that, in his eyes.) I'm curious, since what's considered 'old' may vary among different age groups. I'm a film buff that pretty much only watches 'old' movies on TCM (no commercials!) and I like different genres, but the family unit wasn't attacked like you say in that era. Some genres don't feature traditional families, such as… Read more »

Dealing
Dealing

Even shows like "Friends" have no parents in the episodes except for random and few times, and even then they are shown in a negative way ie. transvestite, controlling mothers, promiscuous mothers, fathers who are overly involved in their own affairs…etc. The family unit is not shown and everyone is dependent on their friends who become their family!

apsara
apsara

Friends? But that was not about children nor aimed at that audience? The Simpsons is centered on family in a big way and still grapples with dark themes.

FAR
FAR

I remember when I was a kid and my father would take me with him to go to the supermarket to buy some groceries. The supermarket wasn't far, it was just within some walking distance from my house. So we went and bought some stuff at the supermarket and when we're done, we walked on a journey back home carrying our groceries. As we walked home, we saw a bearded old man sitting at a corner of the street, asking for alms. My father handed me a bag of apples as well as some money and told me to give them over to the old man. I asked why. "That old uncle has unimaginable power. If you give those apples and money to him, he will share with you some of his power." my father said. So I went over to the old man naively and gave him the bag of apples and the money. He said thank you and raised both his hands and told me to do the same. And then he prayed. "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise be to God, Lord of all worlds. My Lord, forgive our sins… Read more »

Mcn
Mcn

Your memory amazes me!! How can you remember ALL of that?!.. You're very good at writing though.

FAR
FAR

Just some things which I will never forget. Life lessons like these always remain engraved into my memory. I'm not kidding, seriously.

Abc
Abc

Subhanallah, that was truly beautiful, and brought a tear to my eye.

Alex S
Alex S

Im sorry your brainwashed in another way..

Loki
Loki

Fantastic article! I used to watch Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network in my youth; never really a Disney channel fan, as it all seemed so…contrived, even back then. But now, all these networks geared towards youth are guilty of this garbage. Kids are so incredibly impressionable, and without the proper parenting, the ideals and morals (or lack thereof) in these shows really do get internalized by young viewers. With no one to teach them otherwise, like this mom did, kids are looking to the media and pop culture for their values. A sick and twisted media/pop culture… I think what all this boils down to is not simply just a "dumbing down" it is also an emphasis on the ego-mind. The elite do not want the masses to be free of their egoic mind patterns. They want people to suffer, to feel lack, to feel incomplete, and suffering ultimately comes from ego. Fortunately, there are some children coming into the world now who do not have to go through this ego-driven phase of consciousness. They are born with a higher sense of purpose, and they are naturally more empathetic. People who have observed this phenomenon have labeled them "indigo children" or… Read more »

Katya
Katya

"I, Pet Goat, II" isn't a positive video at all. It's actually rather horrifying. And that Christ-consciousness… you should seriously check out William Cooper's "Mystery Babylon" series. It'll clear up the New Age issue for you.

noway
noway

Loki? Lol oh my gosh, you didn't just say pet goat…..wooooooww can't listen to you! Check the article on this site about that video. …..whoo wow yeah. …you are gone. Might want to catch yourself. You could be going of the deep end.

BluBoy
BluBoy

Depraved Disney – What's new? I tell you Disney is the gateway for ultimate whoredom for these young starlets (Miley Selena, Britney etc.) I said this a long time ago & that the same thing will happen to the music industry's newest starlet which is: Ariana Grande – I mean honestly watch this space as we see Miley is transitioning into her bad girl persona, at the same time Ariana is being promoted and marketed as the new sweet, cute teeny pop singer (As they ALL start off) and I bet ya within a few years "they" will turn her into a slutty sexy new bad girl (Beta Sex Kitten transformation) and she will be the new ~ Good Girl Gone Bad ~ that the media will go crazy about……..

Apres Ski
Apres Ski

Amen brother! You said a mouthful!!!

Heather
Heather

I think I found the reason why I always felt like a lunatic as a kid and a teen. We had 2 channels on our television, we couldn't afford more. Then, the television disappeared completely. I never was succumbed to this brainwashing. I didn't mind, I loved playing in the garden and with toys more than watching television anyway. In highschool and even earlier, I was often encountered with social situations that were recieved in a way that I found inhumane. People didn't act human alot of times and it made me feel sick, as if something was wrong with me, because I just didn't catch it and didn't know how to react to empty and materialistic statements and plain out cruelty for the sake of 'humor'. In retrospect, to sum it up, I think as a teen I felt like I was put in a television show where I didn't belong and was a bad actor because of that. And I didn't want to be an actor. It destroyed my self-esteem and I got depressed and was put on medication. Thank god all that is over now, I'm 21 and most people in college seemed to have finally moved… Read more »

Jackie
Jackie

I can relate, even worse my teachers at school told me I had poor social skills because I didn't want to play malicious backstabbing games like the other girls. I became so depressed I considered myself Goth, which I'm sure the owner of VC is rolling their eyes at. I take meds now too to deal with depression. I've been watching a good amount of Criminal Minds lately and what's interesting is how Dr. Reid who taught himself seems much more socially capable even though he sometimes is awkward and Aspieish. It seems our public schools want to condemn anyone who doesn't follow the agenda of stupidity. Now we have school shootings every month or so, and it's seen as not much of a big deal. Our schools make students like us insane, and then they blame us for reacting to it. I know people don't like hearing this, but many school shooters are victims themselves. They're victims of a school system that kept pushing, and pushing, and pushing them until they broke. They tried to convince us it's normal to be emotionally manipulative backstabbers. That something was wrong with us for having empathy. Schools no longer are places of… Read more »

Jackie
Jackie

Yes…there is more. We're told we're obligated to the weak and feeble-minded from the day we start first grade, and if we don't babysit them we're bad people. Are you familiar with the film Idiocracy by Mike Judge? It's coming true, students are being punished for being smarter than their knuckle-dragging peers, and society is becoming more catered to their low expectations of an existence. This explains everything, why you were made to feel worthless, why I was made to feel worthless. It explains it all! If you don't learn how to be a part of the real world by acting like a emotionless automaton then something is wrong with you according to public education. Morality can't exist in a place where people must learn to obey. I feel I'm getting carried away, and yet am obligated to give a nod to Pink Floyd's The Wall. So, that's my ramblings about this. I hope they helped you in some way, I get rather scatterbrained about school because like you they convinced me I was screwed up for not dumbing myself down to the level of the majority. I know Spencer Reid is a fictional character, but it would be nice… Read more »

Lisa
Lisa

My dayz, I seriously need to high five you guys. I am 22 now, and I would say I turned out OK, compared to many people I encounter. I seem to have a set of morals, thoughts and I can form my own opinion without the need of an external guide (e.g. TV or Miley Cyrus and all the other celebs). I also grew up in a family where we were behind on technology so I was not aware of the latest music video, and it took me a while to get into MSN and all that stuff. This made school very difficult because I could not relate to anyone and nobody could understand me. I was too quiet, too innocent and a little too boring for the average lip gloss wearing bully or the girl hungry hottie. There was even a point I was so out of touch with teen life (at the age of 13), half the year be lived I was a lesbian and too serious. Now I want to know who invented this sterotype we must all follow, that guys need to have umpteen girls and girls must just look pretty. Even now as an adult,… Read more »

Alex83
Alex83

GREAT article! Thanks for posting this, Vigilant.

Hermanthegerman
Hermanthegerman

It is not only the Kid TV Shows that sending wrong messages, imagine a World were Sex and the City never happend.
Somehow this crap TV Show has started it all, the empty consumerism and the odd behavior that is since then established as normal Adult behavior.
Women who go Nuts over some Clothes or Shoes, fashion Blogs, Lifestyle Tralala.Hollywood Stars are more interessting than real Education.
Kid Tv Shows are just Mirroring Adult Tv Shows were Rudeness between People and judgementalism is the standard, all the foul jokes and the emptiness behind the Glamour catches up on Society allready.
Get rid of your TV Program, its called Program for a reason.

the Gramar sucks my englisch is bad:)

Toast
Toast

Your grammar may be iffy, but your point was not lost. It actually made more sense than most other peoples'.

fnewqrer
fnewqrer

Oh god what BULL S**T

Fellow Vigilant
Fellow Vigilant

Ever since my kids started watching dese so called kids networks there has been subtle changes in their behaviour. Once I noticed that I started monitoring wat they watch and their tv time has been greatly reduced.

apsara
apsara

Not to forget the fact that the Disney Channel does not automatically tune into your television. Presumably, you pay for it, allow it to come into your homes. Never a week goes by when I do not find a glossy brochure on my doormat or receive a friendly call from the cable company. I have never wavered in my resolve. I do think that most parents, including unenlightened one, DO know that Disney is not quite right for children. Their cartoons have always been the stuff of nightmares. I don't think that pleading ignorance is a good enough defence for anyone. Let's face it, it is probably the best failsafe electronic babysitter.
Re author of the article, not sure what it says about her, putting on the TV and retreating to the kitchen for wine'o'clock. Not quite the same as going off to wash the dishes or feed the animals. A small reveal that speaks volumes to me.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Kudos to this mom for realizing this. To be honest, TV (and music) today is just garbage in general with a few gems mixed in. I'm almost 24 years old, but when I watched kids shows, family shows, teen shows, etc growing up in the 90s and 00s, they actually had lessons. Not all but a good number. I grew up watching a lot of Disney, Nickelodeon, TV Land, WB kids, ABC Family, TGIF (ABC Friday night block) and TNBC (Teen NBC saturday mornings). While most of the shows were comedies, I still learned about friendship, consequences of bad behavior, growing up, peer pressure, being respectful, etc; and more serious issues such as drugs, divorce, eating disorders, crime and death. I'm not saying all this to idolize the era, however, with Disney/Nickelodeon shows now, it just seems like everyone just wants to be pretty, superficial and popular. No depth, no real issues, no relating to your core tween audience that's emerging from being children into teenagers. One of my favorite shows that aired on Disney was Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004) because they dealt with real issues that tweens/teens experience (puberty, jealousy, popularity, heartbreak, body image, responsibility, first loves/crushes, etc). There was… Read more »

Michelle
Michelle

I have a 13 year old daughter, and she has watched these shows. One of her favorites was iCarly. Ok, these kids are being taken care of by an 18 year old brother, no parents around??!!? And when they do interact with adults, they are ridiculed! This has RUINED my daughter, I know it has had an affect on her outlook. She feels she is equal to adults, and can dictate HER life. Yeah, some of that is hormones and age, but she is a child still. It has altered her perception, and I hate myself for not knowing the truth 5 years ago.

Mary Bermel
Mary Bermel

You think the programs are bad, try watching the commercials….The mom is working, rarely in the lives of the kids, the father is there, but all he is good for is a laugh, and the kids are ABOMINABLE!!!!

anon
anon

With role models like Miley Cyrus, young girls have a bright future ahead of them /s

yalluminati
yalluminati

Maybe parents should stop expecting tv and celebrities to babysit and raise their kids for them. Miley Cyrus is not a parent and has no one to be responsible for but herself

Lee J
Lee J

I've watched those shows… and it's pretty mind-numbing stuff. The story lines are below average and the acting is terrible but the cheap jokes and good-looking main characters keep tweens coming back for more. And yes, characters are continuously ridiculed for their awkwardness, intelligence or not fitting in with the "normal" crowd.

Zioh83R
Zioh83R

I like old tv shows like twilight zone n when friends n family see me watching it they say it's boring and depressing… It's funny cuz I get bored and depressed watching the likes of Miley Cyrus on tv and hearing their names 24/7 everywhere.
Sometimes I think twilight zone was way ahead of it's time because most of its shows are more true today than it did in the 50s n on… Sorry I can't back it up with proof but I recommend you watch it all n be the judge:) peace y'all

Anon
Anon

Agreed

Bryan Vanity
Bryan Vanity

at least I know I am not the only one that knows about how corrupted Disney is.

Miss Mai
Miss Mai

Round of applause for that mom who was awakened to the tip of the iceberg of mind control programming through TV. I was so excited and proud to read this! Yes!!!!!!

shelly
shelly

I believe this can happen. when I was in high school, my sister used to say I acted like 'That's So Raven.' I didn't realize it, but I probably did pick up some of the mannerisms and jokes from the show because I watched it so much….really, I watched Disney a lot in general. I sure wish someone would have been monitoring what I was watching, because I probably have some of those stupid sayings and mannerisms still stuck in my head.

diana
diana

I don't think 8-10 year olds should be watching tween shows anyway. They haven't hit puberty yet!

dee dee
dee dee

That's exactly the age "tween" shows are geared towards.. not quite teens and not quite little ones.. hence the term Tween or "in between"… however that being said, the content of these "tween" shows is far more mature than this age and this is causing our kids to "grow up" faster than they should when they are exposed to these obnoxious suggestive shows that are labeled as comedy.

Anon
Anon

These aren't appropriate for any age group, like everything else on TV.
Especially since there are adults that think this stuff is ok.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The biggest problem I see today is children getting cell phones, iPads, laptops or facebook/twitter/instagram/tumblr. WHY do these young kids need such technology and social networking accounts at their age? I understand giving them some privileges as teens, but kids don't need so much of the materialistic crap that is offered today. They should be enjoying their child, yet its like society is forcing them to grow up. Young kids try to act like teens and teens try to act like adults, yet brain development does not stop until your 20s. No matter how mature teenagers or 20 year olds think they are, their brain still has further development to go through and that makes them more vulnerable (Im saying this as a young person myself). Parents should really monitor their kids and teens, especially with what they do online or what they watch. Its ridiculous how many parents don't take the time to get to know what's really in their children's lives, what they are really up to online, what they do at school, who their friends are etc. If you're a parent, your child is your responsibility so you have to be perceptive and aware. I lost a… Read more »

Max
Max

It's the greedy system we live in that creates the "urge" to have hi-tech things. Most of all, tycoons of technology (M1cr0s0ft, S4MSUNG, S0NY, N1NTENDO, etc) are bound to PERVERT CHILDREN deliberately. (perhaps the so called "Illuminati agenda" has anything to do whit that). Yes, human body stops its development at 20something years old, but the ability of learning persists until death. Ergo, let the kids be kids! They should learn adult things when they reach adulthood.

Jollyjonboy
Jollyjonboy

With respect, you're obviously not a full time working parent. If one day you become one, you may realise how naïve your perspective is

Chris
Chris

Nazis are Darwinian, survival of the fittest and all they are doing is teaching the kids to be psychopaths, teaching them to abuse the weakest so they will further weaken them to the point that they can be eliminated somehow, a sort of late term abortion if you will – foul as that sounds.

Illuminated
Illuminated

I just don't have cable and offer them books and magazines I've approved of. Literature shouldn't be seen as a lost art

NickAe
NickAe

This is a perfect example of why you don't rely on TV raise your kids. The mom is doing a good job about having the discussion with her kids, but I know children who don't act this way and watch ton of Disney. It's important to teach your kids when they are really young that there is a difference between real life an TV. This stuff has existed for years – there's always a sassy kid/character on all the sitcoms from the 80s and 90s.

Jollyjonboy
Jollyjonboy

You know children who don't act this way, in other words you don't have children of your own! Perhaps save comments like that for when you do have your own children!
Always non-parents with the inexperienced righteousness.

Just Saying...
Just Saying...

You don't have to be a parent to know right from wrong or to know the correct way to raise a child. You also don't have to be a parent to make simple observations!

El Diablo
El Diablo

The main difference is that in the 80's and 90's such characters were rarely the main protagonist, and if they were, their insolent behavior would come back to bite them on the behinds! (observational learning). These shows have one or more main character the child is supposed to identify with. If that character can act vapid, materialistic, and cruel with no repercusions, the child also learns that such behavior is acceptable (if not in their own household, then perhaps in the "real world"). The combination of modeling social behavior depicted on TV and peer pressure can test even the most vigilant of parents and their efforts to instill good values in their child. When a bunch of children are getting the same message en masse, and then get together at school, it further reinforces that this is how things *really* work in terms of social interactions…and maybe their parents are just wrong…or stuck in another era. Even the children who are not watching these shows begin learning "normal" social behavior from their classmates who do. This is a serious undermining of the values parents are trying to instill in their children. There is nothing wrong with using characters who display… Read more »

turnkey
turnkey

A +, 100%, HEAD OF THE CLASS!!!

Kaaren
Kaaren

Are you sane LADY!???? If you let your daughter drink too much water, she'll probably die from that. That doesn't mean WATER is EVIL. So, there is nothing wrong with Disney. They're just smart people trying to make art and money.
But what's wrong with YOU? Why would you let your daughter watch so much TV?
I've been playing horror games since I was 7, and I'm fine. You know why? Because up until the age of 17, my mom had this rule "NO MORE THAN 2 HOURS A DAY."

You see? You're the one who's broken the poor child!
How about some moderation!
Grow up.
Stop blaming others for your mistakes.
Jesus!

turnkey
turnkey

from my reading, what the mother is trying to share is a bigger problem which often becomes more obvious with age and experience, whereby exposure and behavioral consequences are typically CUMULATIVE (as all habits are) and that the influences are often insidious and detected too late or arise from lack of vigilance or convenience. and this fact is as true for adults, as children.

also, everyone has different "comfort levels" with what is appropriate for a child, and for how long, however playing horror games for 2 hours a day doesn't seem to have yielded a temperate, gentle response in this case, but defensiveness. just saying. : )

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
–Phil 4:8

Dexter
Dexter

U r retarded

Gustavo
Gustavo

"There's nothing wrong with Disney"

Certainly the most stupid and naive comment I ever seen on this site.

DABITC*
DABITC*

Buy your very rude comment, you can tell Disney and other corporations have done their jobs very well!!!

Neo
Neo

This person is obviously a plugged in drone, getting paid to be a naysayer.

Max
Max

…"I've been playing horror games since I was 7…"

Why not playing HAPPY GAMES instead?

Because they (yhe Illuminati, Bilderbergers, etc) want to kill any innocent trace of happiness in our lives!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Gr8 b8 m8 I'd r8 it an 8/8

Carina
Carina

I politely disagree. Drinking poison in moderation will still poison you. It may not kill you if the amount is small enough (think fluoride in water and all the processed food we eat) but it's still very bad. My son, soon to be 5, watches Disney Junior and Discovery Kids channels (I live in Argentina, and these are the channels for preschoolers). I have to be constantly checking the content, for there is a lot of garbage in them, and need to change channels or switch off often, trigging off temper tantrums. While the messages are not as bad as in the teen-aimed Disney versions, I still notice a widespread promotion of occult themes, witchcraft, etc. I've managed to get my son not to like some shows because of the magical elements in them, but have been defeated with others. I have noticed that, like many other forms of entertainment, these shows create an addiction. I try to get my son to watch 1 or 2 hours a day maximum, but still with moderation the negative results are there. Now my son keeps asking for a bigger TV (we have a non-LCD dinosaur in our living room, the ONLY TV… Read more »

justsayNO
justsayNO

What I notice about this shows is there's is no parents anywhere to be seen, like I notice in that show Jessy about a babysitter looking like a teenager her self taking care for a bunch a kids, the mom is an artist always out not involve and the only adult is the butler and mostly he takes orders from kids, honestly I don't see the point of it, I agree with this mom there's an agenda in this shows and I think we all know how is affecting our new generations, but at the end us parents we have the choice while they follow the example or not!

anon
anon

Yeah, and in iCarly, she lives with her brother. Weird. Where are the parents…

awake
awake

You ever notice all disney movies and shows either have no parents present or are about the child rebelling against the parents?! Even the old movies are like that. NO parental guidence

Charlie
Charlie

Almost without exception, the mother is dead. Always trying to diminish the mother child bond.

Michelle
Michelle

Amen!! My 13 year old daughter loved iCarly, and it's the same premise. Her attitude is horrible and she thinks she is an adult! It's affected her, Disney knows what they're doing…

Niaa
Niaa

yes, it's true there are never any parents and if there are they are always shown to be careless or stupid. I can't think of any disney film or tv show where the parents were positive role models to the kids, or where the kids respect the parents….NEVER. The children always rebel against the parents which later always realize that the were wrong which isn't the reality at all. (e.g. the little mermaid, Pocahontas, Mulan, jasmine)
when children see this they come to think that they are some how superior to their parents and see their parents as ignorant or think that they are conspiring against them.

maciej
maciej

Lizzie McGuire was trully show for kids, but now when You have 200+ chanel in your TV and watching Kardashians i still do not understand Why do so many parents park their children in front of the Disney TV.. TV gave it more love and care than your own child? NO! (Disney etc. chanells for childrens) their dialogue are more brainless, and nonsense than 4 years ago 🙁 I do not care if You have no time to look after the own child. It is simply not serious to put that argument forward.

damien b.
damien b.

What a wonderful comment

Christina
Christina

I too used to let my daughter watch these shows until I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her answers were things like a fashion designer, singer, dancer, etc. I watched the shows with her and it hadn't dawned on me that this mindless entertainment was programming her to be well mindless! All of these Disney shows only show superficiality in girls. The girls on the shows are usually only aspiring to be singers or dancers or entertainers of some sort. You never see female characters aspiring to be doctors or engineers or anything other than being pretty or entertaining. I thought maybe it was only a few shows, but no, it's most of them! And it's not just Disney, it's Nickelodeon too. There are no positive role models on these shows.

Marissa
Marissa

Or God forbid, mothers.

Chris
Chris

This is way beyond going backwards. It was better in the 60s and 70s to be a young teenage woman. This stuff is obscene!!!! Beyond ridiculous!

You would think the folks making these sitcoms for the young women of America were all casino owners in las vegas using the shows to subliminally train women for a future as cocktail waitress, dancer, waitresses and prostitutes –

Mom's – get your daughters straightened out now – turn this poison off quick!
It is going to effect who they date and marry – do it now before it is to late!

Same with your sons, this is going to mess them up big time.
Young men being conditioned to think women are all about vanity and mindlessness.

And the cruelty, abuse, being trained to be psychopaths is what they are doing – and they know it.

How are couples supposed to choose correctly, be married for a lifetime with this crud at the foundation!

Ashley
Ashley

" It was better in the 60s and 70s to be a young teenage woman".

no it wasn't.

D D d
D D d

Chris, television has been hijacked for social uhm education from the very early beginnnings.

apsara
apsara

Yes, they could only reveal the agenda insofar that it was in tune with the negative evolution of socity as a whole. It is an agenda reactive upon a macro agenda. For example, in the 1950s when most people declared themselves as religious and abortion and illegitimacy were taboo, nobody would have been supportive of Miley. It would have been too avant garde,

What?
What?

We need fashion designers unless you know how to make your own clothes.

har
har

" To which they exclaim, “Thank you, you are a genius!”

The girl is offended.

The boys hurriedly fix their ghastly mistake with, “Oh! I mean you are SO beautiful!”

Wow.

Philippe Dansereau
Philippe Dansereau

I Like the title: Ant Farm. It suggests the kids are considered as ants. And the school as a breeding farm for ants… Stirring.

T682
T682

This is so interesting. Just yesterday my husband was bothered because a Disney show that was on had a overtly effeminate teen who was a bit flirty with a male character. He was shocked that this character was on Disney.

Bleh
Bleh

I lost faith in Disney in early 2000 when I worked for the Disney Store. When anyone asks me the worst job I've ever had, I, without a thought, will ALWAYS reply… The Disney Store. Eating lunch in the back room, I saw a bunch of papers on the table. I was piling them up to move them away from food and drink, when something caught my eye. It was a picture guide for hiring desirable people…. the pictures showed the best eye shape, lip shape, body type, etc. I was appalled and even more so when I found out all of the crap that Disney owns. Yikes. To me, Disney isjust an early Playboy magazine….. gets kids used to the idea that they must look a certain way, if you know what I mean. I may not have worded that just right, but hopefully you will get my drift.

Christina
Christina

Seriously?!

Tropical
Tropical

Thanks for sharing your info Bleh. It truly is sad that a huge corporation like Disney conducts business this way. Shame, Shame Shame.

jaderook
jaderook

When I was in high school I went to an interview at the local Disney Store in the mall (this was in 1993 and it was new and exciting thing). Anyway, it is still one of THE creepiest experiences I've ever had to date. It was a group interview. They had all of us sit in a circle (some were middle aged women), and we had to answer questions about our favorite Disney characters and how they inspired us in our own lives, tell what generous things we had done lately, and everyone but me was super duper happy and fake and Stepford Wife creepy acting. We were told that Disney dictated hair styles, makeup, and they would randomly check purses. Also, we were told that if anyone asked us a Disney trivia question, we had to know it or find out for them immediately (there was even a hotline we could call). And, if you weren't acting happy enough, they would take you in the back room and sprinkle pixie dust on you (marketed Tinkerbell glitter). Needless to say, I was creeped out and left. I knew a guy that got a job there. He was always happy, but… Read more »

tamara
tamara

but i like ant farm…..

Lana
Lana

Me too

Tom
Tom

She sounds like a really cool mum. Direct, not afraid of confrontation, understands that it's about having an open heart rather than the right/wrong things to do. Hats off, lady!

latrishahope
latrishahope

I'm lucky that my son doesn't like the shows on the Disney Channel at all. They are so freakin' boring compared to the ones on Nickelodeon, and being a boy I think he'll be watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spongebob for the rest of his life, as my husband and I do too. I love Disneyland and Disney movies but I agree that their production of newer shows are soooo unintelligent. That stuff isn't even funny. Even on Spongebob, Squidward learns a thing or two about how to be nice to people. 😛

just_joi
just_joi

Spongebob really is terrible. My four year old has learned so much bad behavior and adult words from Spongebob. I was horrified. NickJr is no better.

All for PBS Sprout CHANNEL

Sandy the Squirrel
Sandy the Squirrel

There is an episode where sponge bob gets initiated into a secret society. Not to mention his feminine voice and mannerisms. Be careful who young minds mold their "love" around.

bandoogiemanz
bandoogiemanz

I haven't watched it much personally, but I have also heard very bad things about Spongebob.

Toast
Toast

Spongebob has gotten terrible ever since shortly after the Movie (The show's creator, Stephen Hillenburg left to go back to marine biology). It has too many gross-out visual gags.

Awesomeness
Awesomeness

Nickelodeon isn't any better. It's also full of illuminati s**t.

charitykane
charitykane

I agree that Disney shows and movies are horrible, but you have to be careful of Nickelodeon as well. I am 30 and recently watched a show i used to watch as a child on Nickelodeon (Rocko's modern life) and it was terrible. The main character was unemployed and ended up taking a job as a sex phone operator! Also, I read somewhere the the seven main characters in Spongebob represent the seven deadly sins: Plankton=envy, Sandy=pride, Squidward=wrath, Mr. Krabs=greed, Gary=gluttonly, Patrick=sloth and Spongebob=lust (which can be defined as a desire or yearning for something, not necessarily sex). Sometimes I see jokes that seem to be targeted towards adults on Spongebob and pretty much every other show made for children. We assume these jokes and references go over our children's heads but how do we know how this affects them on a subconscious level?

Steve
Steve

Yeah, I don't trust Disney at all. I mean, the older classic animations are golden, but the new stuff is just appalling.

prairiemuffins
prairiemuffins

Exactly what classics are you thinking of? Pinocchio? The story (almost entirely lacking in female characters) that follows the story of a boy who is tortured and tormented in the performance industry? The story of Snow White, where a woman has little meaning other than her looks and her responsibility to dote on men?
Wake up.

SarahNP
SarahNP

Pinnochio, was a Freemason children's story, it is full of freemason symbolism. The message was to follow your higher moral conscious. Fantasia is about altered states of consciousness and sorcery.

bandoogiemanz
bandoogiemanz

You guys are right. Maybe the symbolism of the classics was more subtle and sophisticated than today's drivel. Wonder what that means though. What does that say about the collective intelligence and understanding of society? I may be wrong here, but I think the majority of the programming today, most would have seen through in short order decades ago.

carolina
carolina

the older classic animations is the same thing pinocchio alice in wonderland the wizard of oz all is the same stuff

bella
bella

Unfortunately, the classics are filled with the same agenda as you see prevalent today.

D D d
D D d

Please, Disney is not the only channel enforcing this corruptive undercurrent with their show.
Almost all, yes, all, television has been brought to you by the same corporations under different names.
I hope more parents learn the cruel lessons on sites like this, before it happens to them in real life. Or the kids. Good for you, Mom, to have the big talks ( and the wine wait an hour or so ;-).
I can understand why having a tv as a toy is a neat and handy tool in daily life as mom or dad, but screening is very important. Yes that means less time to watch your own fav shows. Would you miss them? Again, would You miss them?

Jesusistheway
Jesusistheway

Yes you are correct!! TV is just the way they are desensitizing the masses!!

Dealing
Dealing

Disney is mind control programming = MK ultra

rebecca
rebecca

I am glad the blogger took time to address the issue with her kids once she found out the problem. I am glad that i already know about how corrupt Disney is, and my kids are really little still. We dint run to the theaters for frozen and we never will. Some families get in a frenzy about Disney and accept everything they put out as wholesome. Others just live in ignorance like this mom was doing. Honestly, my three year old picked up a bad habit from Thomas the train. She would screw her face expression into an angry face constantly, like the trains. I think its best to let them be bored and figure out a game to play than sit them im front if the tv. Parents have to be super aware of everything their kids are doing these days. Trust no one (and no company).

Yazzy
Yazzy

I do not have a TV in the house…..my 3 year old seems to get along fine without it…..as for the eldest two 17 and 15, well, they like visiting at my folks house and on their own accord have stopped watching just about anything there as well. Their internet activity is monitored, as I home educate them and this site happens to be on their monthly reading check-up list. My daughter the 15 year old, has even gone so far as to deactivate her Facebook account, as said it was ruining her concentration and full of mindless garbage….I live fine without a Television and have done so for many years now, wonder how I got anything done before, it was a sound in the background while I worked at night (work from home) and I realised how much rubbish was on it, even for the adults!

I do not own a radio either and to be honest, am enjoying the silence or the odd chosen track I decide to play through the Computer.

Faith
Faith

I didn't have a tv either when I was growing up. My parents took us to plays, museums and flea markets. We sampled a huge selection of foods and other cultures. By the time I was 13 I was reading at a 12th grade level and my vocabulary and comprehension was at a high school level. I will forever be thankful to my parents for giving us a jump start on life.

Kristine
Kristine

I have never let my kids watch those tween shows.

faith
faith

What a great article! I think that the fact that a lot of these Disney stars (all girls btw) such as Selena Gonez, Demi Lovato, Raven Symone, Miley Cyrus and others have ALL had emotional problems, eating disorders and problems with drugs and alcohol stems from the fact that the characters they've played are obnoxious children! At that age it's hard to separate reality and fiction. Thus they try to "break" out of these Disney image. Nickelodeon is no better, that retarded show Sam & Cat is the absolute worst!!!

keksichai
keksichai

Sam and Cat is the worst show. Arianna and Jeanette have been sexualized from their previous shows. That guy Dan Schneider is a pervert.

Faith
Faith

and Grande's voice! Omg! Why is it ok for a grown female to talk like a little girl and act just as dumb! But yet she was on the cover of Cosmopolitan in Feb!! Can you say double standard?!

katarina
katarina

I find it very disturbing to see her act like a toddler on the show, and then later the same day I see her in lingerie in a photo-shoot. It gives off a weird p*******e vibe.

shelly
shelly

is he the guy who played icarly's brother? he IS a huge perv! one episode, he was slapping one of the girls in the butt with this huge cucumber. It may sound innocent, but watching it and thinking about the symbolism, that was NOT okay.

keksichai
keksichai

No, Dan Schneider is a Nickelodeon producer, a huge perv who impregnated Jamie Spears when she was on Zoey 101. He is said to be a monster. Poor kids.
The guy who plays Carly's brother just does what he is told, I don't know if he is a perv, more likely a victim since childhood. But you are right, ICarly was full of subtle (and not so) sexual references.

Toast
Toast

Check Wikipedia about Jamie Spears' pregnancy. Hearing a rumor from one source is not enough to go about with that idea. However, I do agree that iCarly has a sense of humor that it shouldn't be able to get away with.

They Live
They Live

They have those problems due to being mind controlled slaves.

apsaara
apsaara

She is perceptive but maybe she should have kept it in check earlier on? My eldest child only ever watched tv aimed at the pre-7 age group. Once he hit seven, I was worried that he would be tuning into the more grown up stuff on the other channel as his friends had been watching it for years. Luckily, this never happened and he is now obsessed with architecture and design just like mommy and only watches those grown up programs which suits me fine. He does not know who Hannah Montana is nor could he name a single Disney show. He started to enjoy music but has substituted into playing his own instruments and no longer needs to watch music videos. Of course, all this could change, but I like to take some credit for it.

Jeffersonloo
Jeffersonloo

This actually brought tears to my eyes. What a great mom! More parents should monitor what their kids do and set guidelines. When I was a kid I had a designated time during which I could watch T.V., and when that was over, it was over. I spent the rest of the time READING. I loved books, and I credit my parents for reading GOOD books to me starting from when I was an infant, regardless of whether I understood or not, just to get me to love lanugage and the written word. more reading, less t.v. in general please. And make sure you know what they're reading too, less Twilight fiction and more classics!

apsara
apsara

Agreed. We all love reading too and I have problems getting mine to put out the lights at bedtime because he has an ever growing pile of books which he would rather plough through. It is a lovely habit to develop and really underrated among his peers.

anonymous
anonymous

No offense but she should have been checking out what they were watching in the first place, as young as they are.

AkW
AkW

Reading is just as bad as watching t.v.

Adam
Adam

?? Can you explain why

Anon
Anon

Just as there are inappropriate tv shows/movies, so too are there inappropriate reading materials.

Anon 2.0
Anon 2.0

Too true! I ran across a book the other day recommended for tweens and the main character kept switching back and forth between 3 sexual partners because she didn't want to be tied down to anyone. And then she was terribly inconsiderate and insensitive to boot. I picked up the book because people said it had a strong female character. Just about the only thing strong about her was her throwing arm. Lesson learned: just because reviews say its great doesn't make it true. Investigation is key.

raquel pessamilio
raquel pessamilio

The collapse of TV!

They Live
They Live

TV was always collapsed, hence it's purpose, there was/is always hidden agendas promoted in "programming."

Estonia
Estonia

Thank you VC for this important article!
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

Sierra Rose
Sierra Rose

i have noticed kids today act out what they see on TV..I can see they are becoming nothing but a product of the TV..they aren't even being themselves..the Disney channel was different when I was younger..I don't even watch TV much anymore..or have cable..could care less..but it's not just the kids.. they aim this same stuff at adults..real housewives, jersey shore, the kardashians…and so on..same agendas..be fake and phoney, materialistic, selfish, narcissistic, never ending drama and cat fights..and so on..most of the people my age live and act just like them..even family members..it's sad..can't even have an intelligent conversation with them cause they are so far gone and wrapped up in the fakeness..but they weren't like that before they started watching all them shows..now it's all they are

vclover
vclover

I agree with you when I was younger I could pretty much watch anything and not act like it, but now my son hes 4 years old and acts like everything he sees on tv.

the Dude
the Dude

Ok. I don't remember one kid, myself included, when growing up that didn't mimic what we saw in movies or on TV. The difference today, as I see it, is children have no concept of the line between fact and fiction. Suspending disbelief during a show or movie is fine, but these days corporate interests control most messages that stream to children and adults alike.
All children's shows are not fit for their consumption. If you wan't to raise a critical thinker simply turn off the TV altogether.
But take the new Captain America movie …. I will not ruin it for those that haven't watched it … it is entertaining … it encourages the population to rebel against it's government and attempts to rekindle old hate (Germany and Russia). Al this in a time when the NDAA is now in full force.
It's not just your kids who are being fed garbage.

Shanice
Shanice

I agree! I'm 21 and even when I was watching Disney Channel as a kid, I noticed the change. I loved That's So Raven and Lizzie McGuire growing up. I remember an episode of That's So Raven where Raven poses for a fashion magazine and they Photoshopped her to the death because she was curvy. Then instead of letting her model her own dress in a fashion show they put a stick thin model in it instead. Raven walks down the runway anyway and tells the Editor all body types should be accepted. Flash forward 8 years later, I'm watching some show on Disney out of boredom, "Shake It off" I think it is. And you will not believe the joke that comes out of this girls mouth. "I'd eat it all up… If I ate." Something to that affect. She did say the "If I ate'' part. Then she laughs and cue audience laughter. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Laughing about eating disorders now??

RCA
RCA

That So Raven was mainly about promoting the supernatural. How many young adults today that grew up with that show believe they have special powers, are a witch, etc. How many kids and later as young adults sought out mediums and supernatural means for answers? All of which God in the Bible clearly states to stay away from. And for good reason.

There were other agenda's also, materialism is a big theme. Who has the amount of clothes any of these characters have?

Watch the shows, you'll pick up on what they are putting down for your kids.

ixel
ixel

I 100% agree with you. When I helped at a summer camp I noticed some of the kids didn't respect adult figures and had attitudes. I noticed they were watching shows that had people acting that way. It's terrible.

rca
rca

Snarky, Snarky, Snarky, that's how they want our kids to be.

Tamara
Tamara

They're teaching people to be psychopaths.

illuminotme
illuminotme

I think sociopaths is more accurate, but I am sure they're probably creating some psychopaths as well.

blasphemy
blasphemy

i dont even watch tv anymore because of this. basically its the same thing on every channel. tv is terrible these days.

Jessica
Jessica

Thank you, VC! This woman describes the exact reason we removed tv from our kids' lives in 2011. It is terrible and most parents have no idea!

apsara
apsara

Well done, I also confiscated the ipad. i think it has an even more serious effect than the Disney Channel. I have never managed to persuade them to go to the cinema. I have even resorted to bribery but to no avail. They love going out and doing activities but have severed that bond with visual media. Long may it last!

keksichai
keksichai

I had the same problem with Nickelodeon. The last iCarly season was pretty horrible with sexual references.

lulu
lulu

Now we're getting into Dan Harmon territory. There have been some VERY disturbing rumors about him and some of the stars of his shows. You know, rumors that just never go away.

keksichai
keksichai

You mean Dan Schneider? Or is there another?

Tee
Tee

Yeah Nickelodeon isn't any better!!

Jay
Jay

Yeah! I saw an episode of iCarly or Victorious if I'm not mistaken, that one of the characters is wearing a t-shirt written with a sexual message.

YHWHfollower
YHWHfollower

This does not surprise me. I have gone back and forth allowing/not allowing disney movies….my 5 year old has grown up on these movies like brave, tangled, and FROZEN and now we are seeing the rotten fruit it has produced. She is 5 and already pretends everyday is a damn movie and steals and much more. I too take responsibility for allowing it to happen and can relate to this mom. Thank you for sharing VC

joe
joe

I agree with your points, but want to ask, what didn't you like about Tangled?

Queen V
Queen V

I only saw it briefly but from what I noticed iut's full of jokes in the same style as the blogger mom described: as a response to a difficult emotional situation the audience is fed with a joke, and then we move on. Like in the end the prince wakes up and sees that her hair's changed and he goes: "Did I tell you that I have a thing for brunettes?" In a movie twenty years ago there would have been a cheesy line instead, but nowdays they just write silly sarcastic jokes, Family guy style, that we adults can appreciate, but for the teens and children it's just bad. It doesn't teach them to act appropriate in different situations.
I wish I watched it properly now. I know Frozen quite well and though I don't agree that it's promoting gay agenda that much (although my gaydar tells me the snowman is gay), it's probably about MK – she's different, she has a secret, she undergoes a treansformation into a beautiful sexy syren.. Surprised Vigilant hasn't written about it.

AZ Parent
AZ Parent

I totally agree with you. I DO NOT like the tween teen Disney shows and will not let my kids watch them. If they do try to sneak and watch the shows, the TV channel immediately gets turned OR better yet, turn the whole thing off. I will not allow those STUPID teen shows to teach my daughters obnoxious behavior and think that that is how all girls their age should act. Shame on DISNEY!

jmfv
jmfv

I know I couldnt even watch a whole ep, its not funny it is very wrong.

Pow
Pow

Not only that but they make the parents look dumb like sneaking to do things behind their backs and get away with it. I knew it was wrong during the Miley Cyrus times. Even Disney cartoons have subliminal messages.

Meeee
Meeee

We should boycott Disney!! I'm so sick of their crafty mind control tactics!! These kids are on big trouble! I took television out of my home! I refuse to allow Disney to shape my daughters mindset! She has a right to a fair slate and if that means no TV then so be it! So much negative has come from Disney and they take no responsibility for any of it! I'm out raged!!

Ebby
Ebby

Disney shows are so stupid and mindless. Even when I was younger, I couldn't watch them. Do you have parental control from your cable provider?

will
will

well of course it's always been… television programing
but you should know and explain exactly that to your kid

i used to let my daughter watch disney though. i warned her plenty
i guess only a daughter of mine could understand when dad says
….
oh ya watch it all you want , it will teach a lot of stuff…
like how in life people will try to influence, how you think and act , not just what you believe in.
and other stuff like …
how to act in situations if ?
you want to be despised and dismissed by any real thinking person you may encounter
as a someone who is
selfish, shallow, easily manipulated, weak and a joke your-self
or
god forbid
if you should have to appear to fit in, with such people and act just like them
at times it may be necessary to do so, watching this will teach you how.

poor kid … really i wasn't all that great of a father im really a negative person but…
she wants to be a brain surgeon now literally. so go figure

They Live
They Live

Disney is run by p********s who torment these young actors and are more than happy to send out debased messages to pollute young minds. Disney was a Nazi after all.

Tween
Tween

Hello, I am a tween and even though I am young, I still see all the nonrealistic events of these shows. My mother doesn't see what I see. She is… Um… Doesn't see with her eyes. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Disney has turned into complete and otur bull. Your right shame on Disney.

Antitoyz
Antitoyz

I totally agree with all of us. In France we have thèse channel too. So Disney export the same behavior all around the world…. Do you see the big problem? The popular girl cliché was just on the Tv in the past but now I see all damages it make. Sorry for my english , please continue VC see ya

gyozaotoko
gyozaotoko

You “tried to talk” to your daughter? I never understand parents like this. If they’re acting silly or obnoxious, you command them to stop, or they get to stand outside the house and not have dinner until after the rest of the family’s done. Kids need to be TOLD what’s right, not pep-talked.

Sasha Fierce
Sasha Fierce

So, basically, this mom is blaming Disney because she didn't keep an eye on what her kids were watching?

Suzanne Dengler
Suzanne Dengler

As a grandmother I'm appalled at the ignorance of the characters on these stupid Disney shows. The people who play the parents aren't much better. Disney has really gone downhill. Walt Disney would turn over in his grave if he saw this junk.

jjk125
jjk125

really? REALLY?

there are always jokes that only adults will understand,
any idiot who believes this is worse than how this woman portrays Disney.

Nycholle Curry
Nycholle Curry

So we are just going to ignore that Disney makes movies like Maleficent which is dark, demonized and evil, then expect the Disney channel to produce wholesome shows for our kids.

Camsmom
Camsmom

Personally I think the problem isn't Disney, it's the mom who hands her kids a remote and quietly sits in the corner drinking a bottle of wine! I mean really…You're going to blame Disney, because your kids acted poorly and bullied or mistreated another student and acted like a spoiled brat. I grew up on Disney, with wicked witches being jealous of pretty girls to the point she poisoned her, and it never occurred to me that that behavior was ever okay. Maybe because I had parents who were present and available, and taught me right from wrong themselves, not expecting me to figure it out in front of a tv. My son is 17 and he grew up with Disney, we watched all of the disney shows together, and I always looked for those scenes as teachable moments. I have a very intelligent, smart and well adjusted kid who knows right from wrong, and understands that tv is make believe. He has plenty of real life true role models to look up to in his everyday life, like his dad, and grandpa and lots of aunts and uncles. So,here we go again with the parents that don't want to… Read more »

Alex S
Alex S

To be honest this is lame.. only the west do we allow corporation and 'Disney' alike type of channels and companies raise our children. Why do we blame these when it's the parent's job to monitor and teach the kids what to do and how to behave. I know in this article she does acknowledge this, but is she a by product of the same upbringing and it's just trickling down to her children? I believe we are responsible for our young and we should take ownership of them and their upbringing. they are highly influenced and companies know this and exploit them for later use (i.e. us now) where our society is more concerned about Kanye and Kim getting married rather than all the other major issues in the world. We live in what our past has dictated to us. I didn't grown up with such influences. Yes i watched the Disney movies and I do love them for the art and skills they portray. Would I allow my child to watch them without teaching them the right values…NO.. would I blame such companies, to some extent but I think it's very important to look out ourselves and the… Read more »