Posted by DRD #37 at user-37ka49e.dialup.mindspring.com on May 02, 2002 at 12:40:35:
In Reply to: I agree with what you are saying to an extent. posted by miss d on May 02, 2002 at 12:31:16:
You really sound like a good parent, and I agree with what you're saying. But the one thing that I disagree with is that violence on the news and violence on fictional television programs is different. If they show something on a fictional program that is violent/sexual/etc., it's totally glorified, making it seem as if violence, promiscuous sex, and foul language are good things. If a young person understands and grew up with the knowledge that it's all made up and that, in real life, violence is terrible, unsafe sex spreads diseases, and certain types of language can be very offensive, then I say let 'em watch whatever they want. But, on CNN/MSNBC/etc., they show violence and events that actually took place, and it's not glorified at all. Most of the time, violence on the news is seen in a darker light, displaying the message that it's terrible and saddening, which is the right message to send to people, especially the young.
And you're right - communication, no matter what form it may be in, is always key to a successful parent-child relationship, or any kind of relationship, for that matter.
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