These sort of things can influence children.
My younger son, at the age of 4 was told by his older brother of 6, he would turn into the incredible hulk if he ate his peas and green beans.
I never managed to get a green vegetable past his lips ,ever again, even though he didn't remember the reason why he wouldn't eat them.
One of the children who killed little Jamie Bulger had watched his mother chop up chickens from a tender age.
All these things go towards twisting the thought process, and the more gentle programmes the children watch, the more beneficial they are, in my thoughts. It teaches them how to care and share, rather than to be angry, bully and intimidate. Some of those children's tv programmes are pretty disgusting for the age groups, and everything they view teaches them something.
If you teach a dog to bite, it will bite because they can't reason. Neither can children 'reason' before a certain age..
Edited by granny (11th Dec 2015 2:14pm)
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