Kids Watch More TV, Stupidity Follows
You know, it's always a bit disconcerting to arrived at the house of your daughter's friend and find her proverbial "playdate" glued to the television watching some trash talk show of some movie clearly made for adults so this stat does not surprise. What does surprise is parent's lack of control and judgment over what their children watch on television and how long they are allowed to watch. One "playdate" who spends time in this house can't even sit still in front of the television (on the two weekend nights it's allowed here) because his brain has been so ADD'd by constant television watching at his house since birth he doesn't know how to follow a plot.
Parents: the TV, the Gameboy, the Nintendo, the Xbox, the PSP aren't very good babysitters and they sure aren't very good at developing smart brains. Get off your own ass and kick your kids ass outside. Give him a book. Read to her. Play a game with him. Make time for your kids or they'll end up like one of those wise ass kids you see bitching with their parents in public over something stupid. Damn, where did all *that* preaching come from? Sorry. Carry on.