I used to think I was horrible for putting my daughter in front of a movie or Baby Einstein, sometimes for up to 30 minutes (the horror). Then at 18 months she could quote most lines from Annie and say "supercalafragalisticexpialadocious" and I realized it was just adding to her experiences. I need to utilize the T.V. sometimes once a day in order to get some work done. I don't let them have it for hours and I also make sure that they read and color and run outside and any number of things during the day. That being said, I admire people who never turn on the tv for their children. We don't have a TV in the living room or in any bedrooms but that's as close as it gets for me.