It’s no surprise that the media portrays a very unrealistic version of love. However, it is a surprise of how young the media is targeting.
Today, I was doing some notes and working on some networking projects. My stepbrother (8 years old) and my stepsister (11 years old) went through a marathon of shows on family channel. We watched:
Good Luck Charlie
And The Next Step.
Although these shows can be quite funny and adorable at times, they carried messages that did not promote a healthy relationship. Some behaviours included:
making someone jealous to get back together
Putting someone through impossible tests
Liking someone only for their high status
Making people remember minuscule details
If I were a parent, I would boycott these shows. Where is the confidence, the forgiveness, the sincerity and the unconditional love that is needed in healthy relationships and marriages?
No wonder divorce is a common option.
The Modern Day Fairy Godmother