Teenage Wasteland

The Disney Effect

“How bad would it be if for one second I ripped her head off her body?”

“Your voice is stingy, your music is stupid, your outfits makes me wanna puke on them… but it looks like somebody already did.”

“I wish you and dad had never met!”

I’m 12 years old. I don’t know what it was like 40 years ago, but I think I am 87.246% sure that the relationship between parents and children was better back then. My theory for why is: electronics. That includes the TV, computers, video games – everything. The main thing? Television shows. Yes, I admit that I still watch Wizards of Waverly Place and iCarly sometimes (Not Hannah Montana, though), but I recognize that the way kids behave on those shows is inappropriate. And if I acted the way that Alex Russo or Sam Puckett act in my own house? Dude. I would be in so. much. trouble. Or at least more than I usually am.

The quotes at the top of this post really are from TV shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, iCarly and Hannah Montana. The audience watching those shows are usually girls who are 4-12 years old.

Some little girls can be so rude. Honestly, I don’t think its because they were born brats, but because they watch these shows where 16-year-old girls act like brats and they copy them. It gives little girls the impression that, “Oh, hey! Alex Russo acts mean and she’s Selena Gomez. That means it’s cool to act that way too!”

I suppose what I am getting at is that if you are a parent and don’t like the way your kid is talking to you, maybe you should turn the TV off and make them go outside (EVEN if they don’t want to).

(Image via Disney Channel Wikia)

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