SpongeBrain SquareParents

A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that kids who watched Spongebob Squarepants did worse on tests┬áthat required them to remember a series of numbers, follow rules, and delay gratification by having to wait five minutes before eating some goldfish crackers. They say it’s because the show is so fast paced, with scenes changing every 11 seconds. One of the researchers ┬ásays, “An hour or two of SpongeBob is way worse than two hours of Caillou.” It’s also funnier, more interesting, cleverer, and more creative. A small price to pay to raise a generation of Patricks.

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  1. Lesha

    NOOOOoooooooo! Let me just go on the record that this did NOT come up in a recent dinner conversation under the topic: Scarred for Life. And I can also report that my children faithfully requote entire episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants on demand. Resistance to following rules or delaying gratification I chalk up to being … 8.

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