posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 08:08 PM
Originally posted by gostr
reply to post by Vaedur
I think tv commercials are a leading cause in ADD, ADHD, i mean commercials having children changing their thinking, changing there focus every 30
seconds so the mind develops a sense where it feels this is normal, to focus and then shift focus every 30 seconds. Children being raised by
television i mean. but i dont know, ive never done or read a study, or what have you.
Reply to OP and gostr.
I remember nick jr being commercial free when I was younger, but the shows back then were better written and slower paced than today - I know this
because I've re-watched some of the shows I saw when I was a kid on Netflix and compared it to the nickelodeon shows my nephews have watched.
PBS has always been commercial free with very few advertisements during their five minute breaks. I don't think they are into brainwashing, but it is
possible. We love it because what we watch has more education and value than what nickelodeon offers. It also doesn't have the endless toy, food and
other obnoxious commercials that occur during children's programing. PBS is also more slower paced than typical programs on Nickelodeon, which leads
me to the ADD comment.
I believe it's the TV. shows combined with the commercials that can contribute to ADD issues.
For example, my nephews are nickelodeon children, they grew up (and are still growing up) with sponge bob and other programs that give me ADD and
irritate me when I had to watch it with them. They also were obsessed with the commercials and the products sold. My sister tends to give into them
when they demand a certain toy, or food product. They will not eat homemade foods and all foods have to be from a name brand package. This is my
sisters fault, but I believe there choices and behaviors (they have some issues, and the school has tried to label them), and attention span, have
been greatly influenced by the TV my sister let them watch.
They have had speech development issues, anger issues, attention span issues, etc..
My daughter, who can not be picky (I will not let her), and has never watched a nickelodeon program (except Angry beavers an old show I grew up with),
has great vocabulary, excellent attention span and has developed on time, despite being many years younger than her cousins. I think it's my husband
and my influence along with what we allow her to watch and consume that prevents her from following her cousins path.