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View Poll Results: Do you cover your kids eyes at the movies?
Yes 6 20.69%
No 23 79.31%
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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No. If I need to cover his eyes ~ then he shouldn't be there. Period.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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No. If I need to cover his eyes ~ then he shouldn't be there. Period.
Not always the case.
Some parents can't handle the fact their precious little baby might see something bad and would do this even into an older age where it is not needed.
Sometimes the child is fully capable of watching it, its just the parents that struggle with letting go or accepting their child is no longer needs to be shielded.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Not always the case.
Some parents can't handle the fact their precious little baby might see something bad and would do this even into an older age where it is not needed.
Sometimes the child is fully capable of watching it, its just the parents that struggle with letting go or accepting their child is no longer needs to be shielded.
Out of curiosity, have you seen the movie the OP was referring to?

To answer the OP, I can't foresee a time when I would cover my child's eyes at an age- appropriate movie.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Do you, as parents have a certain age limit to when you'll stop covering your kids eyes? I'm asking because I'm 17 and went to go to see The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo with my parents. My eyes got covered through the sodomy scene, and other random sex scenes that were in that movie.

If you didn't want your eyes covered, then why did you go with your parents??? You say you're 17. The movie has an "R" rating. You're old enough to go by yourself or with your (17 & up) friends.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, have you seen the movie the OP was referring to?

To answer the OP, I can't foresee a time when I would cover my child's eyes at an age- appropriate movie.
Nope but if I went to such a movie with my child/or my mom, and said child was legally old enough to see the movie I would not be covering their eyes and if I went with my mom, I would not expect to have my eyes covered either.

If I felt uncomfortable watching it with my child I would simply leave and go see another movie, I would tell them they were free to stay if they wanted to, if not they could come see another movie with me.

If my mom tried to cover my eyes, I would simply remove her hand and tell her to not do so as I was old enough to make the decision to watch or not.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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If you didn't want your eyes covered, then why did you go with your parents??? You say you're 17. The movie has an "R" rating. You're old enough to go by yourself or with your (17 & up) friends.
Maybe they went as a family and didn't know that was going to happen in the movie and that is just how the OP's parents reacted.

I still on occasion will go to the movies with my mom and brother.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Not always the case.
Some parents can't handle the fact their precious little baby might see something bad and would do this even into an older age where it is not needed.
Sometimes the child is fully capable of watching it, its just the parents that struggle with letting go or accepting their child is no longer needs to be shielded.
Then if the child is that mature they should be capable of seeing the movie themselves without parents present.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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My friend and I watched the original American Pie movie when we were like 12 or 13 years old and watched it in her room with the volume down.
Yeah, "Kids" and "American Pie" are two entirely different movies.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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No. If it is not appropriate, we don't go.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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Then if the child is that mature they should be capable of seeing the movie themselves without parents present.
Like I said....maybe they didn't get an accurate view of the movie and they were just doing something as a family and bam something they didn't expect to see came up on the screen.

I don't think this was a case of the parents tagging along to view that their child was viewing to make sure it was ok.
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