I'm a little torn on this issue. I'm a pretty open mom and there isn't much that I hide or plan to hide form my DD. Typically taboo subjects aren't an issue for me, but I'm not sure how I feel about violence. It makes me very uncomfortable cause violence is so negative and... well it's violent. As much as I don't like it, it's a big part of our world. DH watches lots of history and war stuff and DD sees until I take her away. I know she somewhat understands (she's 2) cause she asks if the people are ok after they fall down or something. I'm afraid that she might mock or be frightened by it. At the same time, I think it's something she'll need to understand at some point or another (the concept of violence, not how to fight). War and such are a big part of history but war movies hit me much harder emotionally than scary movies and I just don't want it to scar her. She knows what prowrestling is IDK how I feel about anything....
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:36 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 11:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Depends on your lifestyle. Personally, I don't think children should be watching things that are meant for adults to watch that includes stuff on the history channel, scary movies, adult movies etc. There is a reason why things have age ratings on them ( toys, shows, movies). I just don't understand why people feel the need to "expose" their children to adult themes saying oh well they will learn it eventually. Things should be age appropriate. General tv is not appropriate for most children under the age 12.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 11:02 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 11:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Jus1jess- Age appropriate. At 2 yrs old, your child can not mentally handle any kind of violence period. Even in many school books they do censor a lot of the violence. The media and the tv networks do not care about our children. It's up to us as parents to make sure that we protect our children from what they could be exposed to. Honestly, some things on the history channel are pretty bad. It has to be selective, you don't have to be black or white. As your child ages, you will know your child's maturity level and if they can comprehend the learning aspect of some violent history. We have a house rule that if the tv is on, it's tuned to something age appropriate for the kids. We don't watch our shows until the kids are in bed.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 11:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:30 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by randi1978 at 11:47 PM on Dec. 29, 2009