Friday, January 20, 2012
Should Your Child Watch Disney?
Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. When I grew into my teenage years I blamed the teachings of the one true love and the perfect soul mate for my disillusionment with the world. During those awkward years when boys didn't take a second glance at me and yet all I wanted was to be loved, it was a hard realisation that the Disney film lessons were somewhat misleading. However looking back as an adult I believe that blaming one concept for a whole belief doesn't quite seem fair. I think there is a lot to be said for parental input as well as a variance in what a child is shown.
Neil Armstrong and Angelina Jolie reached their lofty ambitions.
DirectGov website for more information), it is my opinion that if my daughter wants to make believe she is a beautiful princess, where is the harm in that? One day in the not-so-distant future she will be paying a mortgage, juggling household jobs and going out to work, so for the time being my little girl will be just that. Even if that means I have to watch Mickey Mouse on repeat!
With all that said that does not mean I am not open to other opinions or that I feel my opinion is completely decided. There are many sides to every story, so please feel free to share your opinion with me. For an alternative view, please visit Meghan at Meghan Conrad to see why her daughter doesn't watch Disney movies.