I know that my DirecTV box has Parental Control features but I've never used them before. Maybe it's time I start.
Momlogic's Julie: Monday night, I was busy doing a million things: I was trying to edit a Michelle Obama post for the website, was checking in on the professional we'd hired to comb out my daughter's hair for lice, and was helping get dinner ready, so my focus wasn't on my 7-year-old son. He had asked if he could watch TV and I said yes. Usually his favorite channels are Disney and Nickelodeon, so his request didn't raise any red flags.
About ten minutes later, I went into my bedroom where he was parked to see what he was watching. I was shocked to see "Juno" on the screen.
I quickly told him that he couldn't watch this, and that it wasn't a kids' show.
He said, "But the lady's having a baby ... and she's in high school ... doesn't that make it a kids' show?"
This was a major wake-up call: It was time to start more closely monitoring what my son watches on TV, and fast!
Do you use the Parental Control features on your TV?