Do you let your kids watch Wrestling?

Melanie - posted on 04/17/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I have a question:
Does anybody let their kids watch Wrestling?I mean like the WWE,WCW and so on.
My 7 yr. old son is all into this kind of sport.You show him a picture of a wrestler,he sure will name it.He collects cards,posters,magazines,toys and so on.And now that my sister is living in the USA,he even collect the clothes.Sometimes he just drives me crazy with his stuff,but on the other side,i think it´s nothing wrong with him watching these shows since we explained to him,that this is only acting.
What do you think about it?

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Roxanna - posted on 10/20/2012

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My husband grew up watching wrestling since he was a boy, grew up and kept his passion. When I married him, my girls were 2 and 10. The youngest embraced it to the point where she wants to study any form of Martial Arts and eventually Kck Boxing so she can be a Diva. Her current favorites are Beth Phoenix and AJ Lee. I encourage her, but stress that all the young ladies have been to college, except for a few.

It's a harmless passtime as long as you explain to them that they study VERY hard to do the moves they do. Good luck!

Yvonne - posted on 10/19/2012

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Well I guess it depends on the child! I have 2 boys that are 9 now and My Birth son (phillip) i will let him watch wrestling because he know's its fake but my Step son (Louis) I don't like him watching it because he has FAS/ADHD and cannot/will not comprehend what is actually takes place!

Erin - posted on 01/25/2011

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my son is 7 and we watch UFC, I am not a fan of wrestling so we don't watch it... My son is also involved in Karate and will soon be involved in Brazilian Ju-jitsui, one of the most common forms of martial arts used in UFC. I feel you should base what you allow your child to do off his or her behavior. My son is very mature for 7 and is not the type of kid to copy things he sees on tv. I know a child however who is a little order and cant watch anything because he is emotionally unstable and copies everything he sees. You know your child better than anyone else... is he going to go beat up a kid at school because of wrestling?

Bridget - posted on 12/28/2010

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I am so sorry to hear about those scenarios when kids try to replicate what they see. Again, this is about parents taking the time to watch it, put it in perspective and stay vigilant so that you raise your child and no media does.

Bridget - posted on 12/28/2010

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I admit I do not like UFC. WWE may be entertainment, but these guys went to school to learn to do what they do, must maintain a level of health, strength and agility, too. UFC? Well, I get afraid of de-sensitization to violence. I also live in a huge city, and have seen alot; hard to regard that as entertainment.

Bridget - posted on 12/28/2010

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Hi, and YES, my kid has been watching since he was 4. I just want to say that we watch it together, discuss storylines and I told him how they do what they do. He also participates in a forum we run on WWE Universe in the Parent Zone (that's the group name). If any of you wrestling moms need advice on parties, we have a whole bunch of suggestions there. http://fans.wwe.com/wweparentzone/go/for...

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2010

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my kids love to wrestle and they are 7 and 4 however i do not and will not ever let them watch WWE,UFC,ETC its way to violent for them me and my fiancee watch it but only when they are not in the room.. when they get older like 18 or 19 yea maybe than but now no way my 4yr old will kick the crap outta my 7yr old cause hes just that rough and since my 4yrold started kindergarten i rather him not get expelled from school.. ive heard way to many stories about people being injured or a kid killing another kid cause of wwe or wcw or ufc cause they copy these guys and i personally dont want to be burying my kids at this age..

Lori - posted on 08/21/2010

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melanie,
i really dont let my seven yr old watch that kind of stuff cause it is so violent an iam not really into it either so we dont watch it at all.

Erin - posted on 08/21/2010

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Hmmm... I'm not into letting my kids watch things that are violent or inappropriate for their age too much. But all kids are different and so different rules apply. Some kids, like yours, you can tell them that the people are actors and they get it. Other kids, like my daughter per say....I try to tell her Hannah Montana isn't a real person, that she's really Miley Cyrus and she rolls her eyes at me! I think if your child can easily put things into perspective, then it's not a big deal. Like if my daughter could watch Hannah Montana and not want to emulate everything she saw, then I might let her watch it. But she buys into whatever is put in front of her and so therefore, I cut out the things I don't want her to buy into. If that makes sense lol. However, she does have a little crush on Chef Ramsey lol....my bad hahahahahahaha!

Julie - posted on 08/01/2010

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My oldest son and youngest son watch this together. They love it! But they both know they they only play like this together and with no one else. Just to let you know they are 19 and 6. They mock fight each other though, not the really thing.

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I don't and I won't allow my children to play with kids that do unless they are supervised. I have a nephew that liked it when he was younger and he tried beating up my daughter. We taught her not to hit....so one day I told her the next time he doesn't something like that to take everything she knew from tae-kwon-do and beat the every living $hit out of him. I also warned her she would be put in time out for it and I would deal with her daycare provider when I got there. She kicked the crap out of him every single time he tried something on her or her younger sisters. One day his dad stepped in while it was happening and my husband went off on his brother. He told him if he didn't like his son getting beat up then his son should be taught not to try dishing it out. There was a big fight over it and now my nephew makes sure my daughters don't feel threatened when they play together. (however, they still have to be supervised.)
So in closing I say it is fine. As long as your child doesn't act it out. If he does then he should be reminded or told that other kids will return the favor. :) HAPPY WRESTLING!

Kristin - posted on 05/25/2010

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We let our Son watch UFC. And not WWF etc. This is a personal choice for us. We see it as realism and fantasy. There is also no rules and no consequences for hurting another person with brutality (ie.a chair or weapon) in WWF. At least with the UFC there are strict rules that are strictly enfored for each opponents safety. Our 6 year old also does both Folkstyle and Freestyle Wrestling. This is his 3rd year and is very athlectic. We believe wrestling teaches the skills he will use later in life....self defense, respect, good sportsmanship, and a good active lifestlye. But my nephews watch WWF and they no it's not real and are not allowed to mimic all of the moves they see on TV. It would be ok to allow your child to watch either UFC or WWF as long as they know that there are moves that could seriously hurt some one and they should be careful.

Heather - posted on 05/24/2010

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All that I can say is that if your kids are watching any of these shows make sure that you are watching them close My oldest son Anakin wanted to watch it and got to Wrestling around with his Uncle and he got really hurt. they were doing a move that one of the guys were doing and he got scratched across his eye I had to take him to the E.R. that night because it never stopped hurting. He had to wear a patch and I had to put eye drops in it every 4 hours. Then he had to go and see a special eye doctor to make sure that he could still see out of that eye He had to wear Sun glasses in bright light for 2 weeks. THANK GOD HE IS DOING BETTER AND NOW KNOWS THAT THEY CAN NOT WATCH THOSE SHOWS ANY MORE OR PLAY LIKE THAT.

Tamara - posted on 05/21/2010

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I think it is fine, my kids don't watch it maybe because me nor my husband watch it. I do think that as long as these programs are explained and they know its for entertainment it may be good for them to know of other activities that are out there. Listen to your gut since you know your child(ren) and yourself its the best answer to go with.

Melissa - posted on 05/07/2010

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LOL my partner tried this with my son he said " you handle the girl ill handle the boys" i drew the line a UFC too much blood ! and i make sure my son knows he's watching days of our lives for men when he watches wwf wcw hehe but you know boys will be boys

Sara - posted on 05/07/2010

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all of my kids love wwe ,wcw and tna , they dont fight unless u count the hole this one better than that one mines going to beat urs as long as they dont copie what is wrong with some kids like foot some golf and some wrestling ..... ps my two older girls love it more than the boys ;)

Phyllis - posted on 04/20/2010

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The worst part is that my husband is SO into it, that he is teaching the kids how to "defend" themselves (how many 4yr olds need to know how to apply a rear naked choke?) and he actually thinks my oldest should consider being a pro fighter! I could scream! (my oldest is 6) To be fair, he is also teaching them that they must never attempt the things they watch and that the stuff he teaches them is to be only used when playing with HIM. But it still makes me insane!

Melanie - posted on 04/20/2010

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Thx for your respond Phyllis
My husband would get into big trouble if he would let our son watch UFC.It might be a kind of sport,but i think its too much for kids.I do think that kids can get to violence if they see stuff like that in their age.They might try to do the same and fight with their friends and somebody really gonna get hurt.

Phyllis - posted on 04/19/2010

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My husband lets my 4 and 6 year old watch UFC when I'm not around. Thats not acting and makes me nuts that he does it, but if he won't quit letting them because I ask, there's not alot I can do. His defense? Its a real sport, not fake like wrestling. arrgh!

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