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Old 10-04-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Default Kids watching Glee?

After reading this blog I was surprised to see parents that let a 6 year old watch Glee. Common Sense Media = 14 & up

Amelia: Lessons from Sharing the Story of My (Possibly) Gay 6-Year-Old Son

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I wrote an essay about my oldest son and his love of a popular gay television character, Glee's Blaine, and how this crush led to him telling me he wanted to kiss boys, not girls. I naively posted it to a blog, thinking some fans of the show might think it was cute.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Glee is rated TV-14 for a reason. I wouldn't let a 6 year old watch it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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My adolescent daughter watches it with me, but my youngest could care less, unless it involves Mike Chang's dancing. I've sometimes had to explain things to my daughter that she doesn't have the life experience to understand, but I think that's a good thing. When the difficult questions arise, I think it's better that she hears the truth from me and/or her father than half-truths and misconceptions from her peers.

BTW, prepare yourselves Moms and Dads, according to the spoiler sites Klaine and Finchel are losing their virginities during November sweeps, so if that makes you squeamish, you should plan to be away from the TV on Tuesday nights.

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Old 10-05-2011, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Maine
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My 11 year old watches it with me. Many of her friends do, too. There are some things that I wonder about (a tad cringe-worthy) but overall, that stuff goes over her head or we use it as a chance to discuss. A 6 year old? Nope.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:56 AM
 
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I don't think there is anything wrong with allowing a six year old to watch it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Well, the show does have some sexually explicit talk. I think the subject matter at times is too mature for a 6 year old, but that's just my opinion.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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After reading this blog I was surprised to see parents that let a 6 year old watch Glee. Common Sense Media = 14 & up

Amelia: Lessons from Sharing the Story of My (Possibly) Gay 6-Year-Old Son
While I agree that Glee is pretty grown-up for a little kid, I agree with what the author of that article wrote. I'm not sure which you are commenting about. When I was six, I had a crush on John Travolta. Same thing.

My son is seven. We were watching some show and he saw two men kiss. He started laughing.

Son: Mom, they're KISSING!
Me: Yeah.
Son: Why are they kissing? Boys don't kiss boys. Boys like girls.
Me: Well, some boys like other boys.
Son: They do?
Me: Yeah.
Son: That's weird.
Me: Do you think so?
Son: Well, I like girls.
Me: I know you do. That's okay.
Son: Hey mom?
Me: Hmm?
Son: Can we please have ice cream?

I think that was how the gay talk went.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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I try to keep my children far away from any trite, cheeseball Hollywood-type-teen-singing-and-dancing stuff that pollutes my TV and their minds.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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Your loss. My family of music nerds loves it!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Singing and dancing...oh the horrors!

It probably wouln't be my first choice for 6 yr olds but honestly...my kids watched Grease at that age and that is pretty raunchy if one pays attention and has the context in their life to understand it. Most younger kids just like the singing and dancing. Guessing Glee watching fits that same mold.
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