Friday, October 9, 2009

New Poll

The wording may be strange, but this is what I am trying to ask:
If you have kids (or even if you don't you can answer hypothetically) if you are watching the news and your kids are in the room with you, will you let them watch it if they happened to pay attention to the TV?


JG said...

Hypothetically speaking: it would depend on the news. We always grew up listening to the news and talk radio with my parents. However, the day the Murrah Bombing happened (here in OKC) we were not allowed near the TV, because they weren't sure what images were going to be on the screen, or whether we knew anyone who was involved. It just depends on the subject and the age of the kids.

The Mrs. said...

We try not to watch the news with our little ones in the room because our 2 year old takes everything he sees and hears to heart. He knows his daddy goes away for a year at a time to help people and that he wears a uniform and that he is a soldier and that is all he needs to know at such a young age. I don't want him seeing or hearing that soldiers were killed or injured where my husband is at. I don't think it would be good for him and I don't think there is any way to explain to a 3 year old that where daddy is is dangerous and that some of the people that are there with him don't make it back okay. Our other son is only 9 months old, so at this age it isn't too much of a concern but he is usually never awake to see the news let a lone understand it. We are news junkies but we reserve it for reading it on the internet or after the kids are in bed. With being a military family, it is just best to let the kids learn what is going on from you first and then slowly introduce them to the news as they get older.