A Tween’s Perspective on Violent Movies

Posted By on January 17, 2013

“I used to think that the older you get the more you can take … like watching scary and violent movies . But I don’t find that to be true.” Said my eleven year old boy as we were discussing The Hobbit, the book vs. the movie.

“What is your observation?” I inquired.

“The grownups I know don’t seem to like that kind of stuff.”

“I do remember liking horror movies a lot as a teenager and I can’t stand them now … Why do you think that is?”

“I think kids my age want to do what they are not suppose to do.  So when parents say not to watch something because it’s inappropriate, you know the kid just wants to watch it more. But once they grow up and no one is there to tell them what to do, they don’t care anymore.”

Food for thought.


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I am a Chinese-American mother of three boys, parenting with the traditions worth keeping from the East and West. I continue to learn new ways of raising a family and myself.


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