Television has been around for a long time and many of us spend quite a few hours in a week watching television. These days it seems that the only thing on television is either reality tv or sit coms that are full of things we don’t want our teens infiltrated with. I try to sit down with my daughter and watch what she is watching to make sure that it is good for her. If there is something in question, we typically talk about why it is wrong and make sure she understands that not everything you see on television is correct. My girl is bright but others may not be so bright and may think that life happens just like it does on television, so be careful what you let your teens watch.
The best shows for teens on television these days, in my personal opinion are the oldies. I love watching and letting my teen watch Little House on The Prairie, The Walton’s, and The Andy Griffith Show. If you want to watch a new show that has the same types of principals and morals demonstrated as the older ones, I would recommend When Calls The Heart. We love to watch this show together as a family and enjoy every minute of it together. You don’t have to worry about your teenager learning anything but good from these types of shows and in a world that is full of evil that is saying a lot.
One thing I would recommend is that you spend time with your teen watching any show he or she is interested in and then talking about why it is good or bad together. And if all else fails, you can always count on Joan of Arcadia for family friendly entertainment!