kids watching the simpsons

Canada
July 10, 2007 5:19pm CST
do you let your kids watch the simpsons. do you find it inapropriate. i like the simpsons and i let my daughter watch it with me. she's 4. some people tell me not to let her watch it. i don't find it as bad as some shows. some language i don't agree with but she knows not to repeat it. but i don't find it any worse than some of the new cartoons that have come out lately. the new disney movies sometimes have worse language and gestures in it.
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15 responses
• United States
10 Jul 07
I let my children watch the Simpsons. I see nothing wrong with it. When I have been told not to let my children watch something my respones always is I have taught my children that what comes on tv is not real and they know the difference between real life and a cartoon. They have also been taught how to behave in public. The end of my response is by the way they are my kids not yours.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
10 Jul 07
my daughter is four also and she watches it. like you said, sometimes there are some bad words, but she knows better. i agree that its not as bad as other cartoons. like family guy. i love family guy, but they have a good many episodes that are really not too good for younger kids.
@arcidy (5015)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Well when I was a kid my mother never let me watch that show but after watching the earlier seasons there actually okay to watch theres not really anythingg bad about that show except well an ocasional choke from homer to bart I mean the show isnt really that violent and has no swears so if I had kids I would certinally let them watch it if they liked the shoe.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
I dont let my kids watch them, but they do watch spongebob, which people say is just as bad. My son is 7 and could probably start watching the simpsons he doesnt seem to have any interest in them though. I try to teach my kids that all tv is fake and we dont act the way we see them act on tv.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Jul 07
My son likes spongebob too but doesn't have any interest in watching Simpsons. I wouldn't be too worried about it either and like melissa said, its all fake anyway and if your there watching it with them then you can explain what is good behavior and what isn't.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Oh my kids watched it and other show that people say are no good and ones that they say harm the kids and my boys turned out just great. It is just a show and she will learn the difference from real and fake. I think that parents that shield kids from this kind of stuff are the ones that have their hands full when their kids get older and they learn how things really are. let her watch it she will be fine.
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@sammantha (278)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I do not let my kids watch the simpsons I think that this gives kids the wrong messeage.My kids are 3 and 5 years old and I have a step daughter that is 11 years old and I don't let her wacth it.I mainly let my kids wacth care bears and Dora I let them wacth noggin, pbs kids, nick jr. until they go off and then they wacth the dvd's that are the same as the t.v. shows.I know that evey one have their own veiw on things and some my be differant than mines.
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• Canada
10 Jul 07
Mom used to hate it when I'd watch The Simpsons, as a child. She was worried it would be a "bad influence." I was never one to be influenced by anyone besides my own ideas. I'm glad that you and your daughter are watching it TOGETHER. That way you are there to answer questions should she ask, and correct any poor behaviour that may (or may not) result.
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@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
28 Jul 07
everyone has to know whats best for the own children. personally I wouldnt let my kids watching it.. simpsons were made for "grown ups" when they started.. but time goes by, things change.. but as i said.. everyone has to know by himself or herself whats best for the own children..
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@cikedo (3486)
• United States
13 Jul 07
The Simpsons aren't too bad. There are much worse things she could be watching like South Park. The Simpsons have more of a harmless stupid kind of funny going on.
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• United States
11 Jul 07
My mother doesn't approve of my niece and I watching the Simpson's because of the language. Also the Simpson's has violence and actions that are not supposed to be watched by four year olds. Disney movies are childhood favorites. Why would the creators make a movie or cartoon that wouldn't fly right with parents? Thats just as dumb as putting water in a car and expecting it to work. Even though you say your daughter knows not to say those words or do those things how do you know? Are you with her 24/7? Do you know her every move? How are you so sure? like the saying says its better to be safe than sorry.So I do find it inappropriate and I would not let my kids watch that degradingly, sorry, waste of time excuse of a show. But what do I know I am only 13yrs old. Enjoy your day :)
• United States
11 Jul 07
If a now ex president is against them.....it must be good lol. I love the Simpsons and have everyone of them on tape from the very first show. As for letting a child watch them, a 4 year old might pick up some language and might start chocking their friends but other then that it's not bad. Just let them know it's like any other cartoon and don't try it home.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Hm I like the simpsons but usually they dont care to watch it with me. Last weekend my 5 yo saw it with me and I didnt see a problem with it. The stuff on cartoon network is way worse. Like ed edd and eddy..yuck! I know that the simpsons show some gross stuff but my boys know not to take it seriously and there is alot worse to be watching!
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11 Jul 07
To be honest I don't think The Simpsons is any worse than any number of other shows on television. Shrek is supposed to be a kids movie but some of the dialogue in that is very adult.
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@tikensoup (228)
• Mauritius
11 Jul 07
I don't have a kid yet, but I would certainly let him see the show. It is funny, witty. Kids are not as influential as one would think. However I think it is better to watch it with the kid so as to explain certain things and put them back into context.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
My cousins, my brother, and I have been watching The Simpsons since we were say 5 years of age, so roughly about 18 years, which is as long as the show has been on the air. It can be very funny at times, but it can also be a little crude at times. Anything with Comic Book Guy in the episode is usually funny.