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Do you find it irresponsible to allow small children to watch whatever they want on tv?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Yes! Children need structure.

    Answer by ByronAidenMom at 1:04 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • No, I find it a good teaching tool to prepare for life in a secure setting with parents around to explain.

    Keeping them only watching G rated stuff until age 18 is detrimental.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:05 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • i think it is up to the parents keep eye on the kids tv time but there some parents who don't care what they are watching as long there are not in their hair ,there is away where you can block the show so the kids can not watch

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 1:08 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I guess it depends on how small you are talking. Usually a small child isnt going to try to watch anything other than age appropriate material.

    Answer by v8v at 1:09 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Do you really think LITTLE children can just watch ANYTHING that comes on the TV? I mean some cartoons for my 9 year old are too grown for him to watch. I definately think that the TV ratings should be used as a guideline.

    Answer by ByronAidenMom at 1:10 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Ok, I will rephrase...

    Certain kids under certain guidelines can.

    My son did. He was also mature and had an extensive vocabulary and asked questions WAY above his age level. He was always curious about many things and I followed his lead when he knew certain shows were beneath him.

    Him watching only G at 4 would be like making you watch Sprout forever.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:14 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I think children's TV needs to be monitored closely by adults.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 1:25 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I think there needs to be monitoring, but I don't know how strict I am with what they watch. (3 and 5) a lot of times right now they don't wan tto watch anything that is not on their channels anyway, everything else is Mommy shows. and they don't like Mommy shows.

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 11:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Yes, it's irresponsible..........

    Answer by elizabr at 3:02 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • , mine watch only sprout, or cartoon network..etc. but if i am watchinga scary movie...etc, they can watch too!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 5:28 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

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