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    I will not let my kids watch the news at that age.

    Google bad world syndrome/mean world syndrome. I believe that. Kids can't understand these (for the most part) are rare, isolated, far away events. I remember being traumatised heating horrible things on the news.

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    So DH was rather p**sed that he couldn't watch his news after dinner. It's recorded every day anyway. He was whinging away when I told him to watch when the kids go to bed.

    Hate it that he will watch violent shows too and turn the volume on...All guns and swords...Wish we need not mini squabble over such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2TwoDSs View Post
    So DH was rather p**sed that he couldn't watch his news after dinner. It's recorded every day anyway. He was whinging away when I told him to watch when the kids go to bed.

    Hate it that he will watch violent shows too and turn the volume on...All guns and swords...Wish we need not mini squabble over such things.
    I really dislike it when DH gets up to look after DS in the morning he puts him in his highchair to watch tv - this in itself I don't like - but he has put on rubbish violent cartoons. I keep telling him if he feels he 'has' to do it then at least put on abc2. Sometimes I think that he just doesn't get how impressionable and young kids are and that things we might not find the least bit scary can be quite traumatising for some kids.

    I keep telling DH to - talk to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2TwoDSs View Post
    So DH was rather p**sed that he couldn't watch his news after dinner. It's recorded every day anyway. He was whinging away when I told him to watch when the kids go to bed.

    Hate it that he will watch violent shows too and turn the volume on...All guns and swords...Wish we need not mini squabble over such things.
    I do not agree with kids needed to hear or see that sort of thing on tv.

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    I don't find it wrong. I find it fine, personally.

    I am not the type to lie to my child if she asks a question that most parents feel uncomfortable about answering though either, so she already knows that murder exists, that there are wars going on, that some people are racist/homophobic/d-heads etc. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I don't find it wrong. I find it fine, personally.

    I am not the type to lie to my child if she asks a question that most parents feel uncomfortable about answering though either, so she already knows that murder exists, that there are wars going on, that some people are racist/homophobic/d-heads etc. lol.
    I agree .. Well except with the murder part .. That I don't want her to think about.

    I feel ill when you see on the news little kids with flowers laying them for some stranger who has been murdered .. Like those horror stories of kids killed or recent Jill Meagher ... To me it's crazy they know about it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I don't find it wrong. I find it fine, personally.

    I am not the type to lie to my child if she asks a question that most parents feel uncomfortable about answering though either, so she already knows that murder exists, that there are wars going on, that some people are racist/homophobic/d-heads etc. lol.
    I don't believe it's lying to my children to shield then from distressing things.

    It's not about pretending these things don't happen. But I believe kids don't have the cognitive ability to understand these things in context. Like all the stories of kids all over Australia getting terrified of drowning in their homes or cars after the floods coverage. In their minds it all applies directly to their world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I don't find it wrong. I find it fine, personally.

    I am not the type to lie to my child if she asks a question that most parents feel uncomfortable about answering though either, so she already knows that murder exists, that there are wars going on, that some people are racist/homophobic/d-heads etc. lol.
    I don't think my DD has to watch the 6pm or 7 pm news to know what's going on in the world. News reporting in this country can be so appallingly biased and badly reported anyway, which is the main reason I don't have the news on. There are other effective ways to communicate the way the world works to kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffle View Post
    I don't believe it's lying to my children to shield then from distressing things.

    It's not about pretending these things don't happen. But I believe kids don't have the cognitive ability to understand these things in context. Like all the stories of kids all over Australia getting terrified of drowning in their homes or cars after the floods coverage. In their minds it all applies directly to their world.
    Probably depends on your child.

    I can assure you that mine doesn't spend her days living in fear just because she's aware of how the world works. Mine is also nearly 8. That's a little different from a small child.

    ETA - I don't think DD ever really watches the news... we don't really watch it either (I read my news online)... but my point was that I don't really think exposing children to these things is outright wrong.


 

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