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During dinner time the TV is on in the background in our house. My 4 y o (soon 5) listens, sometimes watches it, too and has never been bothered by it. She often asks what this or that is about and we explain it to her. And, yes, as we all know, most news are bad. Violent. She knows there's war, she knows there are bad men (pedophiles), she knows people kill other people or do mean things to each other (not in detail, of course). I think it;s important to let them know. We talk about it and she understands. But then again, every child is different. My sisters kids were never like this. the 7 y o totally freaks out when she hears or sees something. The 13 y o had nightmares for a week after reading about a kidnapping in the newspaper.
So can your kids take it? How much do you expose them to? Just curious
Answer by countrygirl06 at 12:48 PM on May. 8, 2012
They do not watch the news. They may on occasion overhear hubs and I talking about the latest crime and once in a while they'll ask about it.
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