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Old 07-24-2010, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i always thought about it but when i start a family i might not buy a tv maybe even a computer as well, keep the family together and spend alot more time doing something else.

would you? or if you had the chance right now?
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are gonna be auditioning your family to play in the newest Flinstones movie xD

Also what do you mean byt would you? Would I not buy a TV for my family, hell I know I couldn't live without it :|
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are gonna be auditioning your family to play in the newest Flinstones movie xD

Also what do you mean byt would you? Would I not buy a TV for my family, hell I know I couldn't live without it :|
thats the reason why i dont plan on getting it, dont want my kids getting to addicited to it, my aunt did it with my two cousins and they are both always finding something to do, they're never bored
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Yea well that's what I mean, sure if m parents rasied me without a TV then sure I would too but since I already grew up having one I would obviously want when. Also, where else am I supposed to watch the Raps games LOL
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thats the reason why i dont plan on getting it, dont want my kids getting to addicited to it, my aunt did it with my two cousins and they are both always finding something to do, they're never bored
My parents didn't let me have a video game system or really play computer games and I play more vids than any of my friends now.

Also, COME ON man, ever met a girl that her parents tried to keep her away from boys? Biggest skanks out there
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Feel sorry for your future kids.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Feel sorry for your future kids.
nothing wrong with doing something else than sitting in front of a tv

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My parents didn't let me have a video game system or really play computer games and I play more vids than any of my friends now.

Also, COME ON man, ever met a girl that her parents tried to keep her away from boys? Biggest skanks out there
doesn't apply to all people, but that perspective made me think a bit
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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its a good idea in theory, but its the year 2010, and technology is what this world is all about.
no tv or computer, IMO you are limiting your children and it may have adverse effects on them in the future.
you want to get the family to be closer, you teach them that from a young age, you do things together, you do other things than watch tv and stay at home... thats how they will learn.
i think if you take away their access to tv, electronics, and computers, you pretty much make them technology illiterate.
its so much easier to teach a child that theres a better way to spend their time than in front of a tv by doing things together... instead of taking it away completely.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Try not having a TV or computer in your house while all their friends have everything. You'll never hear the end of it, not worth it one bit! Plus like Insider said, technology today is soaring and will only get more crazy. If anything, restrict it somewhat and make sure there is family time alotted weekly excluding TV. I remember when i was a kid, every sunday night we played board games, no TV.


Hahhhhh, who plays board games anymore? lol
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Also, COME ON man, ever met a girl that her parents tried to keep her away from boys? Biggest skanks out there
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LOL at Renihan_00

But I agree with Insider and Jeff.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm old enough to have witnessed a real change in the life of my whole neighborhood once TV's, and color TV's in particular became popular. I remember when I was a tyke, everyone knew everyone else up and down the street. Once cable arrived, people lost interest in each other to a big extent.

With that said, I would look to just stay away from the extreme of having a TV in every room. One TV is the way to go. And I'd have one big room with all the entertainment, so that it's as much of a gathering space as a cocooning experience.
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I'm old enough to have witnessed a real change in the life of my whole neighborhood once TV's, and color TV's in particular became popular. I remember when I was a tyke, everyone knew everyone else up and down the street. Once cable arrived, people lost interest in each other to a big extent.

With that said, I would look to just stay away from the extreme of having a TV in every room. One TV is the way to go. And I'd have one big room with all the entertainment, so that it's as much of a gathering space as a cocooning experience.
I remember growing up in the 80's-early 90's, i'd get home from school and quickly eat and go out to play ball hockey or box ball, football or whatever until it was dark. I have cousins who are now teenagers and they laugh when i tell them this.
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haha i couldnt live without a tv back when i was younger but now i hardly use it, though i am addicted to my computer and it doesnt help that my parents dont like it when i go out
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I remember growing up in the 80's-early 90's, i'd get home from school and quickly eat and go out to play ball hockey or box ball, football or whatever until it was dark. I have cousins who are now teenagers and they laugh when i tell them this.
Before I was of school age I tore all over the neighborhood. It wasn't a frightening thing - kids were actually raised by a village to a certain extent. I also had a wild field that hadn't been developed that could be explore, a natural pond with all kinds of things going on in it, a small set of cliffs that could be climbed. There was a connection to life in general that just isn't there anymore.

I also remember my Mom using her huge voice to call me and my friends when Batman or the Flintstones was on, so TV still had a place, but it was definitely tempered and was only used as a babysitter in moderation. I would end up being pretty addicted by the late 70's. Those pick-up games that had been so frequent started to dwindle, and if it wasn't for organized sports, I'd have grown pretty lethargic.

Once I came out here for university, I spent about four years with no regular doses of TV, and another three with an old TV with an antenna. I'm very thankful for those years to connect me back to what I had loved about my childhood.
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I remember growing up in the 80's-early 90's, i'd get home from school and quickly eat and go out to play ball hockey or box ball, football or whatever until it was dark. I have cousins who are now teenagers and they laugh when i tell them this.
I used to do this so much before, like 3-4 years ago. Everyone would come outside no matter how hot it was till atleast 9 starting at the minute you woke up. Then people started becoming to addicted to MSn and facebook esp. since we all went to separate schools, catholic, public, whatnot
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Like anything in life you need to find a balance and do stuff in moderation.
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