Posted by miss d at cwilbur.commsrv.indiana.edu on May 02, 2002 at 12:31:16:
In Reply to: parents should also limit what kids...... posted by DRD #37 on May 02, 2002 at 12:14:59:
: ......are allowed to listen to and watch, especially at an early age when they're extremely impressionable.
I think it depends on how early you're talking.
You also have to consider the fact that what happens in real life (i.e. the things we see on CNN and MSNBC) are more violent than anything we could ever watch in a movie; primarily because it's not fiction.
My son is 8, and I'm not too (and I stress too) much into setting limits on what he watches - just how much time he spends watching. The key to that is talking to your kids and explaining the things they don't understand. I can't stress that enough. An open line of communication is golden. If your kids feel like they can talk to you about anything, the chances of them ever doing something they know to be wrong are so slim.
I've said here before that my son loves Jay and Bob. Loves them. We've watched some of the movies - and here's the key - together. We discuss certain things before, during, and after. Whenever questions arise. He doesn't walk around cursing, or talking about smoking blunts. He understands the difference between right and wrong, and what the difference is between a movie and real life situations, because of the communication between the two of us.
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