Today I want to share something personal about two of my closest friends here in California. See I judged them.
I judged them for being too religious.
See both of these friends are very strict with their kids in terms of what they watch on television and the activities they participate in.
I thought I was strict. In fact, my oldest didn’t even use screens or have any television except an occasional movie or Sesame Street on DVD until he was 4 years old. (Did you read that study about children’s brain development and they didn’t recommend screens until they were four?)
But these friends will not even let their kids watch PBS kids channel unless they have watched the show first or are right there with them watching.
I also thought I was strict because I don’t let my kids watch stupid shows like Sponge Bob or Nickelodeon-type shows. I thought I was strict because I don’t let them just watch whatever they want on Netflix. But these friends, if there is a ghost or some sort of goblin type character in a show or song…IT’s a NO!
One weekend, I was away and my husband had let them watch a show called Bunked on Netflix. It seemed innocent enough, so I would occasionally let them watch it, too. But then my son started saying some of the lines from the show at inappropriate times.
I know he embarrassed a few tween girls. Not cool. My son loves to make people laugh. He just doesn’t know what is appropriate. So we cut that show out and Captain Underpants…I shouldn’t have to explain that one.
Although I thought I was strict, my son was still getting his programming from innocent kids shows.
My husband and I grew up on a lot of TV. I bet many kids in my generations with working parents did. TV was like our babysitter, and even when we were really little, our babysitters were letting us watch soap operas. So we knew we didn’t want our kids being raised around sex and violence, but we didn’t think that kids could be affected by cartoons and kids TV programming.
So back to judging my friends. I really thought they were a bit over the top and too religious, but what I didn’t see is their TRUTH…until I watched this.
👉👉 Out of Shadows 👈👈
In a nutshell, it’s a documentary that will make you rethink what you watch on television, what you listen to, and how you take in media. That’s the first half. The second half will make you aware of some things you didn’t know were happening in the world.
But it’s important for you to do your own research on all facts. So I made my husband watch it too because he is very analytical and researches everything. He even said there was a lot of truth he already knew in this documentary. WOW!
So, I encourage you to take the time to watch. Have an open mind and do your own research to determine if what you see here is true.
Finally, I will repent for judging my two good friends and ask for their forgiveness. They weren’t being over religious–they were making sure what was fed to their children’s minds would benefit them, protect them, and grow them into healthy adults who can think for themselves and are not just programmed.