Family movie night today

Maria - posted on 03/07/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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First movie with all kids 3 days 5 years 9 years 9 years 16 and 25 don't know what to watch .
Second movie ages 9,9 16.and 25 thinking about conjering for second movie 5 year old will be sleeping rated R but their is no sex content just realy scary my 9 year olds like that and it would not be to babyish for the 16 and 25 year old what do you think

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/07/2014

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LOL @ the 'Frozen' comment...My 16 & 20 year olds will be going to the Lego movie tonight...

Jodi - posted on 03/07/2014

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Who will feel bad if you don't let them watch it? Your 25 and 16 year olds? They are old enough to get over it. It isn't your job to let them do what they want. Personally, I wouldn't allow my 9 year olds (and yes I have one that is only a week off that) to watch something that has been rated R just because I was trying to please my older children (I have a 21, 16 and 14 year old). You are the parent. I hardly think more appropriate movies are too babyish for your older children - heck, my 16 year old voluntarily went to see Frozen!!! I think you are underestimating your older children.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/07/2014

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And if all their friends were bragging about being allowed to jump off the brooklyn bridge, would you let yours go so that they wouldn't 'feel bad'?

Teaching children to shirk around established rules (age limits, for example) shows that you don't place very much value in honesty, or patience, in my opinion. It does show them that if they don't like a rule, then it doesn't apply to them, though, which is not a great way to go.

But, like I said, ultimately, it's YOUR house, not mine, not Gena's...and not the home of the kids friends...which means that its YOUR decision.

Like I said, in MY house, a 9 YO would not be allowed to watch an R rated movie. I restrict my 16 YO from watching them, if I think the content is too explicit, because the age for admittance without a parent to an R movie in the US is 17 or older. I'm not saying I totally nix the idea for the 16 YO, but I recently banned "Bad Santa" for him and his buddies...They don't need to learn exclusively about anal sex, so they didn't watch it at my house.

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Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2014

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There are so many excellent films targeted for children which contain adult innuendos such as Shrek, fantastic Mr. Fox, hoodwinked etc. these are kids movies that are well made and clever for all! Good luck. Are the older children prepared to take care of anyone who cannot sleep tonight or any future nights because of nightmares or will that be your job?

Jodi - posted on 03/07/2014

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Exactly!!! I think the OP needs to see that her older children will be quite happy with a Family rated movie! They can watch those other movies in their own time.

Maria - posted on 03/07/2014

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I saw it my self it is just scary and they will fell bad if I don't let them watch it because all their friends were bragging about going to the movies last summer.

Gena - posted on 03/07/2014

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I agree with Shawnn..its up to you,but like she said they are rated for a reason.Why not watch a comedy film..you get some good ones that the whole family can watch.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/07/2014

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I think that, if YOU think its ok for your 9 YO to view an R rated movie in your home, it is your decision.

Personally, I don't think a 9 YO is mature enough for the ideas and images presented, whether there is sexual content or not. The ratings are there for a reason.

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