Also, not only television, children must be kept away from lots of other gadgets for as long as possible. Technology can make them smart. However, there is a disadvantage. They will lose their innocence at a very early age. They have their whole life in front of themselves to learn technology and become smart. Why not allow them to enjoy their childhood and let them be innocent for as long as possible.
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Child has every reason to play and ask questions
The child may come across similar bad behaviour in real life. The child may find a peer or a cousin stealing, answering back, using foul language or smoking and even objectifying girls. However, a child whose parents merely switch off the television will not be equipped to handle these situations. He might not see those actions to be wrong - he might think them to be the 'cool' thing to do.
The right parenting technique is to teach the child right from wrong. If a television serial shows a child stealing, the parent must explain why it is wrong and the consequences. Parents must display tact while demonstrating and teaching things to their children. Instead of sermonising the child, a parent must start a conversation and build it to a point where the child realises that specific behaviour is unacceptable.
Mother has to sit beside the child and watch any programme whether good or bad. When we try to avoid they will not have the knowledge about the same in future, their urge to know continues. After the programme we can ask the child, what was the moral of today's programme, or serial or any sought of film? The child will express his or her views. If you feel it is wrong, you have to correct it then and there to provide them a positive knowledge of the programme.
Children stay with us only up to the completion of their education or some may move to another place to continue their education. Who will guide them at the new place? So when children are with parents, we have to guide them properly, later after a few days they themselves would say "mom this is not a good serial to watch, we will watch some other programmes today".
This is the perfect attitude a mother has to bring in a child. This act will continue when he or she is alone without falling prey to bad friendships.
Today is a world where children after education stay with room mates while on job wherein parents are located elsewhere in a city or a village. Children have to taken in proper paths at the tender ages.