Is your Kid addicted to Cartoons?

@daliaj (5689)
India
July 15, 2009 11:45pm CST
I don't have a kid, but I have seen many kids addicted to cartoons. My neighbour's kid will eat only when his mother allows him to watch cartoon. Many kids are addicted to Disney channel and Pogo. When I was a kid, Mougli, Shrek, and Aladin were my heros, but my parents never allowed me to watch cartoon channels in excess and get addicted to it. Is it happening now? Does your kid like cartoon channels? What are his/her favorite cartoon programs? Is your kid addicted to cartoons? Do you take any measures so that your kid won't get addicted to cartoons.
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21 responses
@rsa101 (13347)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I think that is a stage they are passing through for many kids of this time. I do remember when I was young too that I did pass through an age that I was also addicted watching all kinds of cartoons. But then, there was a time that I also lost my taste towards it when i reach adult age. Now, I still am watching cartoons from time to time but not like it was before. I think we cannot do anything about it but regulating them would not be bad at all for them to balance their addiction to it.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Jul 09
You have a valubale point. The taste for cartoons change with respect to your age. Kids are mainly fond of cartoons and I was also kind of addicted to cartoons when I was a kid. But, my parents restricted because they didn't want my eyes to get spoiled by always looking at the TV. They also wanted me to participate in outdoor games and learn swimming, and read books. Thanks for the response.
@rsa101 (13347)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I think moderating them from watching it is a good way to divert their attention to some other things too.
• United States
17 Jul 09
My 2 year old son won't watch cartoons. he will though sit and watch SVU crime scene investigation and first 48 shocks me that he won't watch any cartoons. but i guess all kids are differnt lol
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Jul 09
Yes, you are right. Each kid is different in his interests and hobbies. The way your kids does seems like he will become a big police officer in future. Anyway, encourage and support his interests whatever be it. It is good not to force kids to go for something which he doesn't like. I think he will be interested to become a police officer. Thanks for the response.
@Rodlkm (123)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 09
My boy is only 1 year old and he loves cartoons. He watches everything from Winnie to Pooh to Thomas and Friends. And the best part of the cartoons that he likes is when there are songs because he will be happily dancing along. Real cute. He watches them so often that even my Indonesian maid now have learnt most of the songs and sing them to him. I just hope that he does not get addicted to them in the long run, especially when he grows older and starts schooling.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Jul 09
That is very cute Rodlkm. I am imagining and one year old boy watching cartoon and dancing. What is his name? I would like to have a baby boy, but my husband likes to have a baby girl. Anyway, let me see what god gives me - I might get a baby girl and boy at a go. Lol. Thank you so much for the response.
@smileonstar (4016)
• United States
16 Jul 09
well, most of the children will love cartoons. My kids love cartoons so much but will never against what I ask her to do. If it comes to eating time, then she has to turn the TV off. her favorite cartoon is X-man and other stuff that she enjoy
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Jul 09
X-man is very interesting and there is no doubt your kid is vey fond of it. It is good that you switch off TV while eating so that the kid will concentrate in eating. It is nice to watch cartoons, but the issue is too much is not good. Now a days kids are using TV and computer a lot and it might spoil their tender eyes. Thanks for the response.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
16 Jul 09
Yes, my 2 kids are addicted to cartoons. They watch almost all the shows on Cartoon Network. I limit their TV time and with the limited time available to them they spend it on watching cartoons. Among their favorites are Tom and Jerry, Ben 10, Spiderman (animated) and Justice League(animated).
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Jul 09
It is nice to hear that you are able to limit the time of your kids watching cartoons. That is good. Spiderman and Tom and Jerry were my favorites too when I was a kid. It depends on the age. Now, my hero is my husband. Lol. We cannot resisit children completely from watching cartoons because cartoons also provides a lot of learning aspects. Thanks for the response.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
My boys love cartoons too, I let them watch playhouse disney since it is educational compared to the other cartoon channels. I always remind them that they are not allowed to watch cartoon until they have finished their assignments first. Good thing my boys are quite active so they would rather run around the house than sit in of the television all day. hehehe
@daliaj (5689)
• India
16 Jul 09
That is good. Usually I have seen boys are more active compared to girl babaies and they are interested to play outdoor games than sitting infront of TV. It is good for them to watch cartoons, not in excess. Cartoons provide a lot of information and good ones help to develop good qualities in children. Thanks for the response.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
Hi there my daughter was only 1 year and 8 months now. She always watch Dora the Explorer in Nick Jr Channel and i bought her cd's as well. She also enjoying watching Barney and Friends. I think theres no wrong for her to watch that kind of program i am happy because she was learning new words everyday because of the programs she watch. Maybe i will always at her side watch the programs she watch and see to it she learn from that program. Till here, hope i can make sense here and happy mylotting.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
16 Jul 09
Hi Kmaram! Thanks for the response. I forgot to tell a avaluable piont, but that is told by you. Yes, we should not close our eyes on the fact that kids are learning a lot of new words by watching cartoons. Cartoons having moral stories also help them to know more about good qualities and build them in their life. Thanks again.
• China
17 Jul 09
Well, most of the kids love cartoons. My niece is 12 years old, she really likes cartoons. Nothing can disturb her when she was intently watching cartoons so usually we have to pretend angry to stop her. But I don't think she is addicted. She is fond of eating, reading, singing and swimming.
• India
17 Jul 09
yeah actualy kids are too small n they have all rights to enjoy their life. Every kid wants to enjoy his kids days ................ so parents let be enjoy themm
@Mobiusjm (20)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I don't have any kids, but I see your point some kids are just stubborn and need to be taught otherwise. Then you have the kids that just want what they want and they need to be taught otherwise too harshly dealt with. Me I like cartoons just to get my mind off other things kind of a way to relax and ease my mind from the world. When I have kids tho they won't watch TV til all that needs to be done is done. I really don't think it is a matter of an addiction to cartoons but a matter of discipline; can't let kids make the rules
• United States
17 Jul 09
I have to kids one is 11 and the other is 1 and I don't think that they are addicted but they do like to watch cartoons. My 11 year old like cartoon but she also like other programs but I think so far her favory cartoon might be Sponge Bob. My 1 year old like to watch TV but when I put Disney chanel in the morning when the show cartoons and programs for younger kids he would be dansing and claping to the soongs. Also he like Sponge Bob I don't know if it's the music or the color but he would be also staring at the TV and when the songs come un he would also dance and clap. I don't think that either of my kids are addicted because they do other things like playing outside or inside. My daugher likes to play with her frinds when ever she has a chance ither outside playing water games or in the house but inside they would mostly talk and talk all the time. My 1 year old like to play with the dog all over the house but I will always be behind them making sure he those not hurt him self. I do take him out side but when there is not that hot so he can walk around and trying to get everything.
• Lithuania
16 Jul 09
It's ok that kids are addicted to cartoons. They can watch what ever thay want except naked girls. Kids will get to old to watch cartoons, but while they're little - why not? Let the kids watch their cartoons, they will understand that cartoons are nothing and useful in their lives. Kids should be able to watch anything they want
• United States
16 Jul 09
I can honestly say what child wouldnt love cartoons. I get what you are saying how to much can be to much. My son loves noggin and batman. I let him watch whenever he wants I dont see no harm in it. He will get bored and go do his own thing he is 4 years old. I wouldnt be able to tell is he was addicted to cartoons to be quit honest lol. Just to answer your questions based on my own child :)
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 09
My boy is addicted to Doraemon and Barney.of course, he did not watch TV all the time,have to set a time limit,or else it is not good for his eyes to watch TV for long.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 09
My 2 year old girl must have cartoons everyday. The very first thing she does in the morning when waking up is go to the living hall to on the TV. The next thing she does is shouting and asking me to change the channel for her, her favorite cartoon channel.
@Ithink (1973)
• United States
16 Jul 09
The older ones like some cartoons but addicted no. The TV is basically only on at night. During the day for maybe a movie but then we are doing chores, cleaning and outside. Our 2 year old gets to watch things like Happy Feet and Shrek (sp?) those are her to favorite movies. She watches one at night if she refuses to go to bed so that I can clean up after supper and do a few things. Other then that she is doing what a 2 year old is suppose to do, play and get dirty.. LOL! As for watching TV while eating that is a big no-no in our home. Once in awhile my hubby will do that if we have extra kids here and there is no room to sit. We need a bigger table! lol
@a_manick (880)
• India
16 Jul 09
My kids are not addicted but a big fan of ben ten cartoon.It comes in cartoon network.they never fail to watch this and they wont even come out for outings during this time.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
16 Jul 09
Hello daliaj this is checkmail and me too don't have any childrens, but have my niece and nephew who are quiet a lot addicted to cartoons.Even I was addicted to cartoon when was a child, mostly skip nearly everything for cartoons.Now just watch in order to play my niece and nephew, teaching them as well as enjoyig myself.They really do ask silly questions about it, and me too answer it in some silly way.Well I have to try too hard to convince them that the cartoon hour is over, same was with me in childhood.Well the cartoons are a good way of fun entertaintment which even children and adults enjoy, but if watched crazily then its addiction. GoodLuck.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
16 Jul 09
I think, the kids like cartoon,this is good for me.I want to my kid more reading, it is not need to be education books.They addicted cartoon better than addicted medicines.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
yes my kid are so into watching cartoons. they watch almost all the cartoons that is showing on tv. but if its time to eat, and if i tell them that they stop watching and eat. i have rules in our home and my kids do obey them, during weekdays no computers are allowed. homeworks first before watching tv. they have a lot of favorite cartoon shows, too many of them. my two year old loves watching spongebob.