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What happens when a child does not grow up with influence from movies or TV?

I grew up in the Bible Belt and had friends that were not allowed to watch TV or movies. Everything they read or watched had to be approved by the church. If a child does not have stimulus from movies to encourage growth and a sense of self, where does it come from? Are children better off having strict rules as these?

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  • Feb 8 2013: Greg Dahlen might be wrong I was so busy I didn't have time for tv and the kids would laugh when I didn't know who Stephan King was, but I was too busy to worry about Stephan King or the kids laughing. Blooty shameful when I husband or wife doesn't know how to sit at a dinner table but rather sit on the couch to eat and watch tv. Gross !

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