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To not let DD (6) watch CBBC?

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IDontWearBoden Tue 20-Sep-11 09:08:14

Had it on for 10 mins this morning and they are showing severed heads on horrible histories... Ok should have taken cue by the name but DD felt so sick she didn't want to eat her breakfast.

Then there's Tracey Beaker. They always seem to be shouting and each other and being badly behaved in general, I think it's a poor depiction of life in care and a bit stereotypical. DH grew up in care and it really pisses him off how naughty the kids are shown to be.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 20-Sep-11 09:20:46

I have a five year ds and don't allow cbbc yet, I don't think it's suitable personally. Not till about 7 I reckon.

Meteorite Tue 20-Sep-11 09:20:55

Why not record the nice programmes and show your DD those, avoiding the unsuitable ones?

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 20-Sep-11 09:22:12

Not sure why you're canvassing opinion. Your child, your rules..

NinkyNonker Tue 20-Sep-11 09:23:11

Get some dvds or box sets of children's programmes you like, films etc and let het watch those. Some of our childhood programs were great.

AKMD Tue 20-Sep-11 09:23:13

<shrug> It's up to you what your DD watches. If you have issues with the quality of the programming, write to the BBC.

Hardgoing Tue 20-Sep-11 09:23:34

With dd1, she didn't move over to CBBC til about 6 1/2 to 7, however, this meant dd2 started watching it much earlier. It depends on the child, if they are 7/8/, they will find Horrible Histories funny, if they are younger (5 or a sensitive 6 year old) it's not funny but scary.

You don't have to have it on if you only have one child at home, so put on what you prefer. There is a gap in programming between Chuggington and Horrible Histories, age-wise.

Springyknickersohnovicars Tue 20-Sep-11 09:26:28

Tracey Beaker is fab, haven't seen it for ages now but many of them ended up with the children resolving their differences. I think Tracey Beaker is probably more suitable for children around eight onwards and children do row, fall out etc. no matter where they live.

I think it is unreasonable to blanket ban CBBC but it's not UR to decide which programmes can and can't be watched for you child.

IDontWearBoden Tue 20-Sep-11 09:33:17

What's wrong with canvassing opinion? I think it's good & helps you to get your own views into perspective, why does it have mean you'll copy what others say?

MrsSleepy Tue 20-Sep-11 09:37:55

My 8yo watches it which means my 3yo does too... He seems to not mind it, He LOVES deadly 60!!

CocktailQueen Tue 20-Sep-11 09:42:08

DD is 7 and enjoys Horrible Histories, Deadly 60 and the related progs - Deadly art, Deadly 60 top 10, and Tracy Beaker. Though I don't like it either! Not sure what other suitable progs there are on there.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 20-Sep-11 09:45:13

Your children your rules. My 10.4 DD is still not allowed to watch the Beaker bint. DD is pretty easily led and wanted to phone SS to be taken into care after seeing that show.
She did graduate from CBEEBIES to CBBC whe she was around 7 IIRC.

pictish Tue 20-Sep-11 09:46:32

Yabu I think. But it's up to you.

HeadfirstForHalloween Tue 20-Sep-11 09:47:56

Horrible histories is brilliant! My older 3 (9,7 and 6) watch it, so inevitably so does my 3 year old ds grin

Your house, your rules though!

dotty2 Tue 20-Sep-11 09:49:48

DDs are 6 and 4 and have recently started watching some CBBC programmes. But they have to check with me if a particular programme is OK and thus come running through to the kitchen shouting 'mummy, is this suitable?'. They know TB isn't and is not allowed, but lots of the programming is good, I think - they both love the animal-related stuff, of which there seems to be lots.

Spero Tue 20-Sep-11 09:51:25

Dd is 6, been watching since 5, loves it and so do I. We have learned loads from HH, Deadly 60 AND Tracey Beaker - there is a very strong moral code running through each episode. TB is generally naughty because she is unhappy and there are always consequences.

I think it is a shame you dismiss it so quickly, but your house, your rules etc. Just be careful you dont make it seem really desirable by banning it.

Runoutofideas Tue 20-Sep-11 09:52:53

My dd1 6 1/2 loves Horrible Histories - which surprised me as she's normally very sensitive to scary things. She hated the bad old lady in Tangled for example. She also loves Deadly 60 but so far has no interest in Tracy Beaker. We have recorded all the horrible histories and deadly 60s so she can just watch them whenever.

Spero Tue 20-Sep-11 09:55:28

O and btw I was in front of a Judge last week who was raving about TB and saying his children loved it, if that provides any reassurance?

I mean raving in a good way, not frothing at the mouth at it's awfulness. I struggle to understand why people dislike it so much.

RedOnion Tue 20-Sep-11 09:57:38

I don't see the problem with Tracey Beaker I really don't. I think its a really good programme, sometimes it is incredibly sad. When you see what the neglectful mother put TB through it then makes it very clear why she acts out in the way she does and why she invents stories in her head to explain why her mother can't care for her. If you follow the show from the start right through to the new series where she is an adult it shows that she came out of a really bad situation, lived a lot of her life in care and became a pretty well rounded adult who has a great relationship with her adoptive mother!

I really don't understand how it's dismissed so easily just because it has some naughty kids who shout in it.

seeker Tue 20-Sep-11 09:57:56

"My 8yo watches it which means my 3yo does too... He seems to not mind it, He LOVES deadly 60!!"

Ah- now that really is a slippery slope. If they are watching together, the older one needs to be watching what's suitable for the younger one, , not the other way round.

NeedaCostume Tue 20-Sep-11 10:00:53

As others have said - your house, your rules...

BUT Horrible Histories is brilliant. I would shag Charles II.
And Deadly 60 is great too. I definitely would shag Steve Backshall (if I didn't have DH of course).

And I think both of the above programmes along with most of the CBBC fare are suitable for a child of 6, generally speaking. If your DD is sensitive, just hold off for a while or watch another channel. Or turn off the TV...

bumbleymummy Tue 20-Sep-11 10:02:10

Use iplayer. That way you can pick and choose which programs they watch and when smile

RedOnion Tue 20-Sep-11 10:02:26

<coughs politely>


as I made myself clear bruv?


MrsSleepy Tue 20-Sep-11 10:03:13

Seeker - She has to put up with Mickey Mouse most of the time so allowing her to watch what she wants is only fair. I don't see a problem with it and neither of them have become raging horrible children from watching it.

pictish Tue 20-Sep-11 10:06:22

"Ah- now that really is a slippery slope. If they are watching together, the older one needs to be watching what's suitable for the younger one, , not the other way round"

A slippery slope? hmm

I never know whether I'm a lax mum or a realist after I've been on Mumsnet.
I come away wondering where people find the time to worry about such trivia, and ponder whether I should give a shit that my 3 year old and 2 year old watch Horrible Histories with their older brother.
Then I forget all about it. Real life is too short.

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