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May 1st, 2009, 02:35 PM
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This isn't exactly AP but I am curious to see everyone's views on media and what they will allow into their homes.

How much do you/will you censor your kids from in regards to moves and television? Will you allow your 10 year old to watch PG-13 or R rated movies? What age do you think is appropriate to watch PG-13? R?
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May 1st, 2009, 03:51 PM
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We don't have a TV, (i don't understand spanish anyway!) so maica doesn't watch it. I find spanish TV to be really graphic of showing things like dead bodies on the news, sex in programs... far more than i would have ever been exposed to in england. I'm not sure if i like my daughter watching such things. I havent formed an opinion on sex yet but she doesn't need to see dead bodies anytime soon as i am uncomfortable viewing it.

but when i was a kid we were allowed to watch the film rating up from our age providing my mum was with us/had seen it before. thats pretty fair to me and i'll probably do the same.

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May 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM
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I'm not even sure, I think that's something I'll have to decide later. I think some of it may depend on the content of the movie and thier maturity level at the time.
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May 1st, 2009, 10:16 PM
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I'm having a really hard time with tv since dd was born. *I* can't watch it because it's so demeaning to people in general. I had to quit watching my 'favorite' shows because once I had a child, I couldn't stand the way people were talking to each other, how we treat each other and how accepted it is to hurt one another. I was watching part of an SVU (law and Order) episode for an internet discussion and I was bawling because it was about the death of a child around my dd's age. (How they can show that on TV for entertainment purposes is beyond what I can comprehend.) We have Treehouse on and I love that it's kind to each other without commercials. I don't know how I'm going to handle the move up to YTV because the commericals I don't like and even the shows seem mean spirited to me.

I just don't know how to navigate all of this now.
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May 4th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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I think some of it may depend on the content of the movie and thier maturity level at the time.

Right now DH and I feel if we would not be comf. wathing the show with Kaylie in the room we just don't watch it. I don't want to take the chance of my DD waking up and walking in and seeing a shootem up sceen in a movie. That is something she does not need to be exsposed to. KWIM.

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May 4th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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we are really lax on TV and movies. The kids watch pretty much what we do, unless it's really scary, really sexy, or has a lot of foul language. It has incited some heavy discussions with our 4 year old, but I think it helps that line of communication.
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