My Turn – Disney still teaching values

If I were a parent, I would probably be strict about the television shows and movies that my children would be allowed to watch.

Many of today's generation of parents are relaxed with the entertainment guidelines they set for their children. It impacts a small child when they are already watching rated R movies and Jersey Shore-type television at 5 years old.

Call me old fashioned, but I grew up on shows such as Any Griffith, Alf and Full House, all of which emphasized good family values and moral lessons to be learned.

It disturbs me now to see some of the shows that children watch that are actually made for them but exercise language and behaviors I wouldn't want my children exposed to. Even the small things, such as the show making a child's sassiness or bad attitude funny, has an impact on children and their behavior.

That's why I'm glad for the modern children's shows that still exercise family values, such as Good Luck, Charlie, which I spent three days straight watching two weekends ago while baby-sitting. The show is cheesy, as most Disney Channel shows are, but in a warm hearted way that still puts that emphasis on the importance of showing love and respect to your family.

Thank you for that one, Disney.

Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.

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