Baby Einstein … not so much

According to this article:

the Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos that did not make children into geniuses.

They may have been a great electronic baby sitter, but the unusual refunds appear to be a tacit admission that they did not increase infant intellect.

So, it turns out that turning on a box and walking out of the room does nothing to increase your child’s intellect. That’s crazy. Next thing you’ll tell me is that Einstein himself didn’t just passively sit in from of a TV to get so smart. What is a parent to do. I’m starting to have my doubt that splashing water on a baby’s forehead will make them magically a good person.

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3 Comments on “Baby Einstein … not so much”

  1. TRC Says:

    Thanks for posting this, UH. I think it’s very relevant for the current economic doldrums this country finds itself in. I guess this article also goes to show that we have many in the generation of people before this ‘Baby Einstein’ baby sat generation that think we don’t have to work hard, pay alot, suffer much to get something of value. I hope our next generation of ‘Einsteins’ do get that message. There is nothing worth having that doesn’t take alot of effort.

    Thanks again,

  2. vive42 Says:

    Ok, gotcha. Videos, baptism, both hokum sold to credulous (if mostly well meaning) parents. But dropping a couple quarters in the slot and lighting a candle will still help get Grampa into heaven, right? Right??!?

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