Ok-- I admit. I let my kids watch movies that are probably not the best
at teaching life lessons. But I feel it is an opportunity for the "real
life" versus "fantasy" talk. My kids are nine and seven years old and
last week we watched The Amazing Spider Man. We all enjoyed it. Was it
violent? Yes. Was is romantic? Yes. Was it reality? No. But the question
is: Do our kids know that?
Experts are now saying they do not
advocate showing youngins movies with a PG-13 rating--(oops!)--stating
it presents a "grown up" image and kids shouldn't grow up so fast.
you agree? Or do you feel kids have an idea of fantasy and reality?
That is a perfect photo for this discussion. We all see life through colored glasses. Our past experiences color what we see. It is difficult to say what the impression might be upon a person with a lack of wisdom to appropriately interpret what they see. Watching violent movies does not necessarily make a person violent but I believe a person who watches violent movies tends to be more violent when they become angry. We all have difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality. We are only a