There is no handbook when it comes to raising your kids, though sometimes I wish there was.
Sure, there are self-help books and books from experts who claim to know what they’re talking about, but sometimes you get some great parenting lessons through places you never thought you would.
Over the years I have been subjected to all kinds of kid TV shows and for the most part they are far more entertaining to the kids than they are to the parents. Some shows are just painful for adults to watch and some shows — you find unexpected parenting lessons mixed between the strange kid situations and crazy songs or learn something about kids you may find useful later.
Click through to read 9 lessons I’ve learned through watching my kids TV shows:
Caillou 1 of 9
The Fresh Beat Band 2 of 9
Dora the Explorer 3 of 9Repeat, repeat, repeat. Dora has taught me that if I need my kids to remember something I have to repeat it... again and again and again. Not only that,, but kids will get on your nerves with the things they will tell you over and over again.
Visit Dora the Explorer's website
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Max & Ruby 4 of 9
Go, Diego, Go 5 of 9
The Wiggles 6 of 9These guys are my favorite and who knew grown men would be so great as the stars of a kids show? The lesson I learned through watching this show is that kids love when you get silly and it's important to meet them where they are, not the other way around.
Visit Go, Diego, Go's website
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The Octonauts 7 of 9
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 8 of 9
Yo Gabba Gabba 9 of 9
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