Letting Children Watch TV

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Michael J. Petrilli sends his kids to a Waldorf school, but he refuses to feel bad about letting them watch TV — because TV shows “lay a sturdy foundation that will make their engagement and enjoyment of the classics that much more likely.”


As one commenter pointed out, “He’s going to stand out in his hipster peer group, pioneering double-bluff hipsterdom.”

I love the accompanying photo of almost-blond half-Asian kids watching TV.

Anyway, I think it’s a mistake to consider “screen time” one homogeneous thing.

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