Tag Archives: television

Parenthood – The Great Trade Off

There are so many things we want to give our children.  But sometimes, reality makes that really really hard.

‘Expert advice says no screen-time for the under-2s…I’ve got a long plane journey with a wriggly 18 month old.’

‘I’m not supposed to add salt to my baby’s food…all the bread in the supermarket has salt listed on in the ingredients.’

‘Everyone says open-ended natural toys are the way forward…Grandma has just turned up with a piece of battery-powered noise-and-sound-making piece of plastic.’  Continue reading

Cartoony Fun?

Every time I walk into my doctor’s waiting room, I see a television with Tom & Jerry cartoons playing. And it always makes me a little uncomfortable.

I watched Tom & Jerry as a kid, and I’ve never dropped an anvil on someone’s head. Nor have I set a cat’s tail on fire or strung up a mouse in a window blind. But I was never a huge fan. Continue reading