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26 LoniJay27th May 2011 12:37:16 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I suppose I'll want to be fairly strict in terms of what they watch up until they're about 10 or so. I doubt there will be anything very graphic in the house for them to watch, come to think of it, because I don't really like violent/sex-filled media much so I won't buy them for myself.

They'd probably be able to cope with mild violence and hinted-at sexuality before that, though, although I'll want to be present to make sure I know what it is they're watching. Non-sexual nudity doesn't bother me in the slightest, nor do non-explicit homosexual relationships, so I have no problem with them seeing that.
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^ So...what about explicit heterosexual relationships?
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28 LoniJay27th May 2011 12:42:25 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Sexually explicit ones, was what I meant. So hugging, kissing, suggestion of sex would all be fine for them to watch. Outright sex scenes of either sexuality, no.
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Oh. It's just that, your wording "non-explicit homosexual relationships" seemed to imply you'd have no problem if the couple was heterosexual.

You don't really see any outright sex scenes outside of porn anyways.

edited 27th May '11 12:44:52 AM by Signed

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30 LoniJay27th May 2011 12:54:27 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
You do sometimes. I can think of several non-porn movies I've watched that have sex scenes in them, and the sex is just a small facet of the story.
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I'd probably be the not-so-strict kind. Obviously, children should have some limits but those limits should be loosened with their age. Kids need to be raised at first but then they need to grow up and be responsible. They won't learn if they are being constnatly controlled
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In terms of censorship, the only things my father ever said to me was to not curse in front of him until I reached high school and don't boast about killing hookers to the other kids.

edited 27th May '11 6:46:50 AM by KitsuneInferno

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt." - Some guy with a snazzy hat.

Technically you could bring children to R-rated movies. but yeah.

There is a level of maturity that is needed to properly understand some things in life.

as such, preparation for these things is important.

Or something, make sense of it if you can.
34 BlueNinja027th May 2011 07:54:43 AM from Lost in a desert oasis , Relationship Status: In my bunk
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My kids can watch a lot of stuff, as long as I or my wife are there with them. Thing is, most of the really adult stuff, they're not interested in watching. They've watched shows like Fringe and Cowboy Bebop with me, despite the creepy factor and violence, and they're cool with it. * My in-laws are Naturists * so they know that being naked is okay sometimes and not okay sometimes. I don't go out of my way to keep sex away from them, but I'm not volunteering info either, and so far my kids haven't asked about it.

[up] One of my previous duty stations, there were a lot of parents that would bring their children with them to whatever movie was showing - I mean kids from 6 months up to teenagers. And I'm sorry, but there is no reason for you to have your child with you when watching Saw or something comparable. *

edited 27th May '11 7:56:41 AM by BlueNinja0

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I would probably pretty relaxed like how my own parents are. They pretty much let us make our own choices. I also agree that it depends on the kid though. Me and my siblings are all able to handle stuff pretty well. The only thing my parents regret letting us see too early was when we saw Sweeney Todd in theaters when I was like ten and my brother was like nine, but we didn't really have any nightmares or anything. The only movie that really freaked me out was I Am Legend when I was eleven or twelve. I hate it when parents shelter their kids too much though. I live in like a super religious town in Utah and all the kids I know are doing surprisingly adult things as a result of it, while me and my family have no interest in that stuff because my parents are open about it I guess.
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My parents were stricter than normal parents about stuff in general, though not so much on violence. I think that their plan would have actually made me a great kid if they hadn't given me unchecked internet access.
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