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Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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See, the older I get, the less I like South Park. It just annoys me most of the time. DH is a big fan but will only watch it if I'm not in the room.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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For my parents it was Zaboomafoo (sp?) It was this talking lemur that would teach kids about animals. I LOVED IT!! but boy was his voice high pitched and annoying and I would sing those songs ALL. THE. TIME.

One day they told me the show was canceled and I was so upset lol looked it up the other day.. it didn't get cancelled at all! LOL
but so sad at the same time! They still show it on TV, Aurelia loves it and I don't mind it so much. I just never let her get started on Barney because it's a known irritant. If it was an established favorite I'd just find a way to deal with it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is parents trying to get the media to bend over backwards and censor itself for their kids.

Option A (In my opinion, the better option) Teach your kids about these issues/content so when your kid sees/hears this stuff from the media..you have a kid who knows about these issues and isn't easily influenced.

or Option B. Don't allow your kids to see it.

But dammit.. do NOT expect the media to change itself for your kid. Sorry, it's not going to happen. Marketing, media, etc.. it's ALWAYS going to be around your child from cereal boxes to tv shows to commercials to billboards, wether you like it or not. You can either spend your time attacking one thing at a time "Oh gosh my child saw BREASTS and the word SEX on the cover of Maxim at the supermarket! BAN MAGAZINES FROM BEING IN THE AISLES!" "BILLBOARD WITH A GUN ON IT!" "PEOPLE CURSING IN A MOVIE!! HOW DARE THEY?!" "TOYS IN FAST FOOD!" which is of course, a losing battle.

..OR you can either teach your kid how to deal with the marketing/media storm that is going to try to influence them their ENTIRE LIVES or do a better job at keeping it away from them.

AKA: It isn't McDonalds job to make their restaurant less enticing and not have toys or whatever. It's the parents job to teach their kids about nutrition and feed them properly.
See, I think it's fine to have some guidelines on what can be shown on certain channels at certain times. I don't want to see graphic sex scenes on regular network TV, don't want to hear constant swearing, etc. There is plenty of that on cable or Netflix if I want to see it. Forget the kids, there is some stuff that I simply don't need to see.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:20 PM
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but so sad at the same time! They still show it on TV, Aurelia loves it and I don't mind it so much. I just never let her get started on Barney because it's a known irritant. If it was an established favorite I'd just find a way to deal with it.
DH and I have already agreed that should we have kids The Doodlebops will not be watched in our home-lol.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:22 PM
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Even if it was still music videos and I didn't have to worry about my kid watching other crap they put on there...have you SEEN what the put in music videos nowadays? They either look like a horror movie or a porno.
Nope, I can't stand the sort of music they make videos for, for the most part. But back then, the freakiest thing in a video was Sinead O'Connor's head.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:41 PM
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See, I think it's fine to have some guidelines on what can be shown on certain channels at certain times. I don't want to see graphic sex scenes on regular network TV, don't want to hear constant swearing, etc. There is plenty of that on cable or Netflix if I want to see it. Forget the kids, there is some stuff that I simply don't need to see.
Oh yea. I don't mean like certain channels or anything, if it's a tv show or channel marketed for children, then yes, there should be certain things left out/excluded depending on what parents do not want their kids to see.. fine.
and I'm fine with the way things on regular tv regarding swearing and sex. It's understandable and yea, even regardless of children, I don't want to watch porn or hear curse words left and right on every channel and show. I like the rating system, I like that there IS a rating system. There are shows I know will feature sex and cursing and violence and shows I know won't.. I'm fine with that.

but what I mean is if an adult show wants to feature ADULT themes (sex scenes, cursing, etc..) then by all means, they should be able to.
There is a rating system and a warning with rating (and appr. age) before shows start.. so if you don't want your child to see it, change the channel. Don't expect the show to change.
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DH and I have already agreed that should we have kids The Doodlebops will not be watched in our home-lol.
So much silliness, sure the shows are politically correct but what do they bring to the table I ask? Have we sacrificed educational for political correctness I wander?

No but leave my American horror story : asylum & TWD alone!!! I have seen parents online complaining about those uhh ... Don't thy air after kids are supposed to be in bed anyway? & excuse me but don't most dish boxes have parental controls? I also hate when they show a Friday the 13th movie even if its on cable (not network tv) they cut out the good stuff (the sex, some of the voile dr & the swearing!) I mean come on its rated R ppl! I thought thstninam we had a rating system for!

What I'm surprised is what AHS: asylum gets away with on basic cable.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:00 PM
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My parents didn't censor much, I got to watch Jurassic Park, horror movies, anything violent was fine. I'm fine to this day..well mostly..hah. Sex was meh. Obviously they didn't want me watching extremely pornographic shows, but what I did on my own time was my choice especially once I hit 12+.

My sister is 15 and allowed to watch AHS...though I'm not sure my mom is totally aware what is all on that show.

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What I'm surprised is what AHS: asylum gets away with on basic cable.
Me too, I mean it's borderline only HBO worthy. Same with Sons of Anarchy. It's a little refreshing though, IMO.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:51 PM
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Haven't read the thread.

My parents censored some- I think. I remember watching some terrifying horror movie at my grandma's when I was probably in kindergarten or first grade. I have no idea what it was but it scarred me. There was a horde of bugs eating people alive. And I also remember there being a dead body falling out of a closet on a soap opera my mom watched in elementary school. I was terrified of opening doors because I thought a body would fall on me.

I remember watching a PG13 movie once in elementary school at a friend's house and getting in trouble. But other than that I don't recall anything too much. First PG13 I remember watching was in 5th grade, so I was either 10 or 11. I watched a rated R movie in 8th grade with my mom. I don't think I would have been allowed to if she hadn't screened it.

It kind of sucked because they were SO much more lenient with my younger sisters. Emily watched PG13 when she was 3? I think it was just because I was the oldest child.

My cousin had her kids over at thanksgiving. The youngest is 2(ish) and the oldest 10(ish). We watched PG13 movies but the rule was that they know what the bad words are and if they start repeating them they lose their movie watching privileges. I am not sure I'd let the 2/3 year old and 6 year old watch movies with that kind of language in it.
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Oddly enough my parents never censored music or internet. Or books. I've read some pretty raunchy scenes in novels even when I was young. I remember reading my first sex scene in a book when I was 10 and thinking.... omg, they can put this in books?! It totally weirded me out.
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