He's 16 and knows better than to look at any unclean or indecent material. I don't let him watch MTV or VH1 or any other channel that shows videos of half-dressed women gyrating their bodies. That kind of thing rots and corrupts the mind. We had many conversations about this and he knows better than to watch that garbage.
Yesterday, he was watching TV alone. He didn't know that I could see the reflection of the TV in the glass cabinet we have. One of those Victoria's Secret commercials came on which is pretty much 30 seconds of prime-time pornography. Why the networks allow it is beyond me. Anyway, my son knows he's supposed to change the channel when anything of this nature is on TV. Instead he muted the TV, thinking he was being all clever so that I wouldn't hear the commercial. But I didn't need to hear because I saw everything. He watched the entire commercial from beginning to end! He made absolutely no attempt to turn away or otherwise protect himself from it. He knew he was doing wrong and he did it anyway. I would like to flush this perversion out of my son once and for all but I don't know how. I would also like suggestions on how to punish him for looking at the forbidden material. I don't like physical punishments but I see no alternative. "Spare the rod, spoil the child" has stood the test of time for a reason.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:36 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Please tell me you are joking.....right?
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:24 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by Melbornj at 10:28 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by lstrickland at 10:30 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Wow you are extreme....
instead for forbidding anything...how about telling him why those commercials are on there...
The more you take away....the more he will sneek..
Trust me I am one of those people that hates any commerical, tv show, magazine etc...that explots women....
but I feel that you could handle this better....
Talk to him about what he is really seeing, tell him how you feel about how woman are portrayed....
Teach him how to respect the female body.....don't forbid it...educate it...
Answer by Dannee at 10:32 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by midnightmoma at 10:34 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by kyheavensmom at 10:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by midnightmoma at 10:38 PM on Jun. 14, 2011