We Posted It First!

You Can’t Believe Everything on TV On May 25, 2009 we questioned the medical advice promoted on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in our article, “Beware of the Queen of Talk You Can’t Believe Everything You See on TV.” The June 8, 2009 issue of Newsweek has “Crazy Talk Oprah, Wacky Cures & You” as their […]

Beware of the Queen of Talk

You Can’t Believe Everything You See on TV. Daytime talk shows are the staple and most influential genre of daytime television. But, beware of what you view on TV, because not everything televised is true. Talk shows are not unbiased documentaries of objective journalism. The guests often appear to promote their products making the show […]

The Electronic Babysitter

How Au Pairs and Nannies Can Monitor Proper Television Viewing For Children Television can have positive effects on children if we use programs to educate. Parents, nannies, and au pairs can tape videos of programs that tie into the children’s school lessons, interests, or hobbies. For example, adults should tape a show on dinosaurs or […]

Daytime TV for Nannies and Au Pairs

The News, The Noise, The Courts, The SoapsChildren have trouble separating fantasy and reality. For example, in a television show the actors are not really hitting one another. They are acting and they aren’t even bruised or bleeding. In real life getting hit is an awful experience. Courts are convened to rend a legal opinion. […]

Should Nannies and Au Pairs Allow Children to Watch Game Shows and Situation Comedies?

Daytime television is filled with game shows and with reruns of syndicated situation comedies. Most adults assume there is no harm if nannies, au pairs, and kids watch “Seinfeld” or “The Price is Right.” Right? Wrong. Children are tough and resilient. Seldom are there single events that shape their perspective of life, rather, a culmination […]

Violence in the Media

Nannies and Au Pairs Must Monitor Media for Children Television, movies, magazines, newspapers, radio, music videos, video games, and the Internet are strong influences on children. Modern media technology greatly improves our lives with immediate access to news throughout the entire world, as well as educating us to other opinions, and our total learning. But, […]

"…after these messages."

Effect of TV Commercials on ChildrenThe most dangerous words your charges will ever hear broad-casted on the television are, “We will return after these messages.” The “messages” are not benign sources of information intended to benefit your life or the life of your charges. Advertisements, marketing companies, and sales pitches take up one-fifth of most […]

Television: Here, There, Everywhere

Daytime TV and the NannyTelevision is so pervasive, easy to use, and always available. It has expanded from the living room and recreation room, to the bedroom, kitchen, and even the bathroom. The television is in grocery stores, cars, and waiting rooms. Television is here, there, and everywhere. But, should nannies and au pairs turn […]