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Do you protect your child(ren) from tv shows with cursing and or violence?

or do you let them watch and just tell them right from wrong?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on May. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (17)
  • he is 4, of course I do!
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:27 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • OP here: my sister has always let her son watch whatever, but told him obvious right from wrongs. He is a good kid I'm just wondering if it has little to do with tv influences and most to do with what us as parents teach our kids

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • it's not protecting them. let your kids grow up with a sense of reality for once. hiding them from the world does them NO GOOD
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Nope. They will hear it eventually so I might as well be the one to tell them the pros and cons of those words and when its appropriete to use them,etc if they choose to do so.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:30 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • My sons watch 1 movie on Saturday, other than that no TV what so ever. My husband may watch something after they are in bed but they never see anything that I do not think is age appropriate.

    laciD

    Answer by laciD at 1:31 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • so you honestly have no problems with your young child seeing a rated R movie, because you see it as a "teachable moment"?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:32 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • There is no reason a small child should be exposed to cussing or violence. That's not exposing them to "reality", its completely inappropriate. In the real world you cannot walk around cussing at work or school or shooting people.

    laciD

    Answer by laciD at 1:34 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I don't let our daughter see "real" violence on tv...like cop shows where people are being shot or beat up...if she does happen to see it we talk about it. I do let her see monster movies....because since she was tiny we've explained that there are no real vampires or werewolves..that kind of stuff. Cursing doesn't bother me...they're just words.
    drpepper73

    Answer by drpepper73 at 1:42 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • There are certain shows that are not allowed in our home, because of the language or the violence.

    lapcounter

    Answer by lapcounter at 1:54 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • No, I never did. My children are now 18, 19, 22 and 23 and quite frankly I have never heard an of them swear. They probably do but not around us. Watching TV shows with swearing, violence (their favorite movies at 4 on up were Gremlins, Critters, Ghoulies, Tremors, etc.), etc. didn't traumatize them or make them grow up to be white trash potty mouths. They learned the difference between reality...and real life.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on May. 11, 2010

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