Monday, November 3, 2008

#25

I am thankful for:

My parents and grandparents for my values and morals they instilled in my while I was growing up. I am taking Sociology class this semester and one thing we were discussing a few weeks ago was the breakdown of the family and how things have changed in the last 50 years. Alan and I both agree that teaching our children about respect and responsibility is important. We try as much as possible to eat dinner together and have family time. Although, at times, this is difficult to squeeze in with every one's activities, we try.

I also want my children to respect others, as well as themselves. In this day and age, it's very easy for children to be exposed to things we feel are wrong and immoral. Television, video games, and toys often send wrong messages and it is our responsibility as parents to be there to teach them the difference between right and wrong. Take this toy for example:
Am I the only one that thinks this is just totally wrong? I am not a big fan of Bratz dolls to begin with, but when I saw this at Wal-Mart the other day, I just couldn't believe the company's audacity to market this to children. Would you want your daughter to play with this "Nighty Night" doll, dressed in a slinky nightgown? Just look at the doll posing on the front of the box! I know Barbies are known for the provocative clothing also, but this just takes the cake! I just want my girls to stay young for as long as possible and enjoy their childhood.
Ok, I will get off my soapbox! Thank you again, Mom, Dad, Grandma, and PawPaw for teaching me all you did!!

1 comment:

The Tuckers said...

I agree with you completely. I am NO fan of Bratz dolls. What's even worse than the Bratz Nighty Night doll, worse than any children's toy I have ever seen before....a ouija board! Yes, there actually IS a child's ouija board! It's even pink to make it more appealing! I was in shock! It made me so mad! Who in their right mind would let a CHILD play with one of those things? I wouldn't even want an adult "playing" with one...let alone a child! I have pretty much sworn off Toys R Us because they carry this mess.