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VOICE YOUR VIEWS - REALITY SHOWS: A PRESSURE ON KIDS?
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Participating in such shows calls for enormous amount of grit, determination and killer instinct on the part of kids. Hence, they should be groomed and coached through mock drills and soft skills training. This is must for those kids who are ...
No kids’ shows
These shows put pressure on already-overburdened kids. Parents set huge targets for their children and want them to become rich and famous. In the process, children lose their innocence and cease to enjoy their childhood. The best solution is ...
Blame it on parents
Due to growing awareness and opportunities, today’s generation is exposed to various academic courses and extracurricular activities. It’s ideal for the development of the personality. But over-enthusiastic parents exert ...
Better than soaps
Reality shows seem to be the new-age entertainment recipe. I think most kids enjoy and have fun watching these shows rather than weepy soaps. The reality shows also give kids an opportunity to showcase their hidden talent. Some of them may ...
Once they get a taste of fame and money, kids may neglect academics. Parents, who push them to be successful, do not realise the emotional trauma children undergo. Let them enjoy a carefree childhood.
Though reality shows enable children to display their talents, they often create fear in their minds. Parents should encourage children to utilise such opportunities but, at the same time, tell them not to worry about the outcome. They should ...
The recent incident of 16-year-old Shinjini Sengupta has opened a Pandora’s box. Though reality shows promise huge prize money and an entry into the glam world, they could prove to be taxing for young minds. Most often, parents are to be ...
In reality shows children behave like grown-ups. It’s a little bizarre to see them in glamorous outfits and heavy make-up.
Children are already burdened with homework, projects, assignments…why add more? Participating in reality shows means long sessions of practise. Isn’t it unfair?
Reality shows are a boon to children who are talented but have no platform to showcase their talent. At home, children get whatever they want and participate in competitions with the same mindset. Therefore, they may not be able to handle ...
Close to life
I think it prepares them for life’s battle — to face competition and handle challenges. Basically, children are receptive to new ideas. Some feel these shows play on children’s emotions. But I think they should learn to take ...
Lower the stakes
I remember watching a reality show called “Meri Awaz Suno” on DD in the 1990s, in which a 13-year-old Sunidhi Chauhan emerged the winner and went on to become a top Bollywood singer. The judges on the show guided the children like ...
Seeing children who are supposed to be enjoying their childhood being put under immense stress to perform in the name of reality shows is disturbing. It is too early to judge their talent while they are just in the learning stage. Moreover, ...
Reality shows often don’t portray reality but sensationalise situations. The participants and judges are there just for some moments of fame. Nobody is truly bothered about promoting talent.
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