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cebeebies - can you keep a secret?!

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dribbleface Wed 21-Sep-11 10:00:42

Hi,

AIBU to think that the presenter on cebeebies should not have said this (the annoying one from I can cook!)? Yesterday in between two programmes she said 'can you keep a secret? Promise not to tell anyone? - maybe it's just me as work in childcare and we teach children that suprises are ok but they should not keep secrets.

I was just a bit suprised thats all, would have thought they shuold be up on this sort of thing?

Disclaimer - i was watching cebeebies with my son as 38 weeks pregnant adn knackered! Was not watching it in a childcare capacity!

AuntieMonica Wed 21-Sep-11 10:02:42

i'm with you on that, but told DD that she used the wrong word, and we had a chat about surprises instead

dribbleface Wed 21-Sep-11 10:05:04

Glad it wasn't just me. DH thinks i'm crazy! Well he gets it just. I said similar to DS

goodasgold Wed 21-Sep-11 10:07:08

I say that to my children too, they hear it from lots of places, I seem to be saying it every week at the moment. I suppose really the principle is the important thing rather than the semantics.

porcamiseria Wed 21-Sep-11 10:08:51

yes, peadophile attacks will rise after this

dont sweat the small stuff!!!!!!

MogandMe Wed 21-Sep-11 10:09:08

Agree I work in childcare and I use suprise instead of secret and explain that we don't keep secrets.

CustardCake Wed 21-Sep-11 10:09:13

YANBU - the word secret is something all adults working with children are advised to steer clear of (because of child protection issues). As you say, they should say it is a surprise (because a surprise is revealed in a short amount of time so isn't sinister like secrets can be)

AuntieMonica Wed 21-Sep-11 10:13:26

porca

has anyone mentioned paedophiles? no

what about secret bullying? or secret stealing? or lies in general

changing the language changes the implications of action for the positive on far more levels.

secrets are not good, but if you can use the word 'surprise' then the behaviour is acceptable

dribbleface Wed 21-Sep-11 10:14:59

porcamiseria - not sweating about it just wondered if it was only me that thought it was not a good idea. Besides bored on mat leave, DS at pre-school - whats a girl to do not the ironing grin

ThereGoesTheFear Wed 21-Sep-11 10:15:45

YANBU. It's not small stuff - it's a big deal.

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