Alison - posted on 06/15/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
So I bought a book at a yard sale this last weekend called The Pocket Pediatrician. I was reading part of it and the author essentially said that if parents or daycares let their young kids (under 5) watch Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, the Lion King etc., they should be ashamed of themselves because kids that age don't distinguish between fantasy and reality and the themes in those books, with the death of a parent--sometimes because of something the child did--are disturbing for those younger kids. And, the author also said, that "kids addicted to television need as much help as a teen addicted to drugs." I think the latter is a little extreme, but my 3 1/2 yr old got nightmares from Monsters, inc and recently cried in the car about a story she told about being lost on a boat with her little brother--we blame that on her dad's survival show. Anyway, I think it's totally appropriate to censor what our kids watch and let them be innocent children as long as possible.