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Parents: Switch on the cartoons

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Psychotherapists are saying that programs on television involving vile women with a great amount of power over others (such as “Jersey Shore,” “Teen Mom,” etc.) are influencing the behavior of young girls and negatively inspiring them to behave the same way. I agree completely with the psychotherapists. Young children, in general, are known to mimic things they see and hear. So, for young girls to behave unpleasantly toward others simply because they saw it happen on television, goes to show that parents should step in. Parents should keep their children from watching such unpleasant things and instead turn on cartoons — what children should be watching. Tara Dalling, Rocklin