I was reading this article: Distrubia over at one of my favorite blogs and I just had to comment on this statement in particular “do you even allow your kids to indulge in celeb obsessions?”
My answer is a very simple stern No.
I am very picky, too picky according to my husband about what I will allow my kids to watch, listen to and yes even follow or admire. All you see on t.v. is Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus and that certainly isn’t a role model I want for my children. I think Nell said it best in her post “We can’t allow celebs to serve as our God”. I certainly don’t want my children to put some human, any human on a pedestal and be worshiped, adored, idolized (whichever word your prefer). To some it may seem a bit over the top to put it that way but that is how I feel.
Yes, we all had crushes or just loved some rock musician or t.v. actor when we were little but now the celebrities are nothing like the ones in those days. Now, everyone airs their dirty laundry proudly, flaunts it I guess is a better way to put it. I don’t want my children looking up to anyone who behaves in a manner that I would not want my children to behave in. They are little sponges. They learn by example and what they see not necessarily what they are told. So, given the choice I’d rather give them good, strong, faithful examples to follow rather than the ones they see on t.v. or hear on the radio.
How about you? What’s your view of celebrities and your children?