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    Default Books vs tv for adult themes

    You have an older child/young teen that really wants to watch a series which has a lot of adult themes. The show stemmed from a book series. Your child is quite mature for their age.

    Do you think watching a series is worse than allowing them to read the books, or visa versa? Or is it the same? Which would you choose?

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    Watching tv is a more shared experience so if you could sit and watch with them and talk through some what you're seeing then that would probably be beneficial.

    I'm sure some would argue that tv is more real and confronting, but don't underestimate the power of imagination! I had nightmares for years about things I read in books as a teen. So if you're concerned about them being traumatised, that can still happen with a book.

    That said, it's probably always better to read a book than watch tv, right? So I'd encourage that. But also try to read the book myself so we could talk about it.

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    All of what @deku said.
    Books also contain more background material, so might provide more information behind events and character development.

    I always read things as a kid that were probably above what other kids my age were reading. probably would have been good if mum knew what I was reading so I could have spoken about it with her.

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    Default Books vs tv for adult themes

    I would read the books myself - curious as to what they are OP? Care to share 😄 Reading the book would always be my preference.

    Also what kind of adult the ear are we taking? Violence, s.ex, paranormal?

    In the end it would depend on the child and the type of adult themes.

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    I think I would need to have both read the books and watched the series to make a call. Often the show doesn't hold true to the books so there may be more adult content in one than the other. If both were even then I'd suggest the book as reading is something I'll always encourage.

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    It's Songs of Fire and Ice/Game of Thrones.

    DD is quite grown up for her age, she reads Stephen King (we started off reading with her in case she got scared). Shakespeare, she was reading LOTR in year 3 (again we read with her). She knows about the themes I'm talking about, we are close and discuss lots of things. She knows about r@pe, incest etc.

    I've wanted to shield her to this point but when I look back to her age I was reading similar stuff with no issues.
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    Apparently the books aren't as graphic as the tv series

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    See I would always go for the books, because I often think what we imagine in our mind when we read (those of you that do so!) is somewhat limited by our own experiences and what we've seen in life. I think GoT the show is generally far more graphic than a child/teenager would imagine on their own, if that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    See I would always go for the books, because I often think what we imagine in our mind when we read (those of you that do so!) is somewhat limited by our own experiences and what we've seen in life. I think GoT the show is generally far more graphic than a child/teenager would imagine on their own, if that makes sense.
    I agree with this. I read less blood/gore/violence into books than I see depicted, especially with GoT.

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    Harvs is very right. I have read books with a level of s.ex and/or violence quite happily that I would NEVER cope with on screen.


 

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