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post #21 of 24

Hi, I've got a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a 3 year old at home, and you might be a bit too over-sensitive with your movies. I would never watch 'Dawn of the Dead' or 'Zombie Land' with my 3 year old- but The Incredibles is a movie that was meant for children to help teach them family values, as Parents it's our job to help explain to the kids that the movies aren't real, that their just pretend, and that violence is inappropriate behavior. Moreover it's our job to prepare them for any fears or dangers they may face in the future. Most parents hear 'zombie movie with kids' and don't think through it much further than that. But what was the movie? 'Scooby Doo on Zombie Island'? Because that too is meant for children. 'When Good Ghouls Go Bad' is also a classic Halloween movie meant for children. There is a danger in only letting your child watch educational movies- I know this because it happened with our son, when we finally decided to let him watch things other than educational shows. He had difficulty knowing what was real and what was pretend. Now we play a game 'real or pretend' so we know he know's the difference. Over-sheltering your child could cause him to be unable to tell the distinction between reality and fantasy, meaning they'll need you to be there for them in the future to help them distinguish the difference. People always worry about parents letting their kids experience to much to fast, and never about how over-sheltering could cause children to be overdependent on their parents. I honestly hope this helps you, and good luck in the future. 

post #22 of 24

oh- ya, BTW, we decided to let our younger two watch more than just educational and often they tell the six year old when things are pretend. So, no, they don't have the same problem. Just so you know. ^.^

post #23 of 24

No....way...ever. I do know a kid exposed to that level of violence and I really do see how it has influenced its behavior.

post #24 of 24

What I have learned lately is that everyone is different.  I don't understand why people have to constantly judge other people's parenting.  I don't agree with zombie watching for kids and we are pretty protective with what our children see but at the same time I am not judging others who do.  We are all different and have different views and that is ok.

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