should I allow my 6 year old son?

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Guest - posted on 07/17/2014

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I don't know. A lot of times those shows about teens getting into trouble and going to jail have the opposite effect if the child is exposed to them at too young an age. I would try to find some other way for him to reconnect with his lost father. I'm sure there were other things they did together that you could work to glorify.

Also, and please do not take this the wrong way, but you may not have known because it never happened. He is at the age where it is healthy for him to start testing out emotional lies, so it is quite possible he heard about the show and he thinks that if he tells you he watched it with his father, that you will let him watch it. That doesn't mean he is a bad kid, it would be more worrisome if he never tested his boundaries with untruthes, but at the same time, it is something that you have to look out for so that you can clearly set those boundaries. IF you find out he was lying, there is no need to punish him for it, just do not let him watch the show. He will learn those boundaries through experience.

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Serene - posted on 07/17/2014

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"scared straight." is about juveniles going to JAIL. In 2013 my sons Father had passed away and they would watch it together. I didn't know that they were watching it until recently. Now my son wants to watch it all of the time. I know that alot of it is violence and bad language but, "Scared straight" will probably keep him out of trouble...;-) I explain to him that he can't use the language and if I heard him say any cuss word out of his mouth he isn't aloud to watch it. I haven't heard any yet.

Guest - posted on 07/17/2014

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I don't know what Scared Straight is, but if COPS is still the same show it was when I was a teen, I'd say definitely not for a six year old. That will open the door to A LOT of questions he is not ready to have answered yet....not to mention the language and glorification of violence.

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