Don’t blame SpongeBob

SpongeBob doesn’t make your kids fat, writes Kerrie Flanagan at The Imperfect Parent. Indulgent parenting lets them sponge up junk food while sitting in front of the TV.

Apparently The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood are threatening to sue Viacom (owner of Nickelodeon) unless it takes SpongeBob off sugary, unhealthy snacks.

… Maybe I can sue this group because they are undermining MY efforts as a parent. They are showing my children we do not have the power to make our own decisions. And because of that, we do not have to accept the outcomes of our choices. When things turn out bad, it is always someone else’s fault. I could sue these people because I am sure there is a lawyer out there willing to help me.

Via I Speak of Dreams .

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