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to think DD is too young for Teen posters

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WoodforTrees Mon 05-Nov-12 11:20:41

So DH got DS got his Beano comic the other day and DD (7) got 'Go Girl' (she liked the look of the tat free gift which was a notebook/stickers and whatnot). It also seemed to be fairly innocuous - some younger stuff - kittens and ponies and a bit of older stuff - fashion and pop stars.

Now she wants to put the poster up on her wall - One Direction. She vaguely knows who they are but it just feels a bit 'old' for me.

DH says it's harmless and I am not sure why I feel so strongly that i don't want her to - I am not usually uptight at all.

So I have told DH and DD that I will put it to the Mumsnet Jury grin

whizzbanghellokitty Mon 05-Nov-12 11:22:54

thats a tricky one my dd is 7 years old
i think it is probably abit young
you have to go with ur instincts if u dont feel comfortable with it then dont let her

ClaimedByMe Mon 05-Nov-12 11:23:19

I think my dd was 8 when she first had one direction on her wall, she is nearly 10 now and one direction posters have started to take over her room, I think they are pretty harmless but I am probably in the minority!

FeckOffCup Mon 05-Nov-12 11:24:17

I agree with your DH, it seems pretty harmless to me, I'm sure I had pictures of Jason Donovan (showing my age there blush) on the wall at that age.

freddiefrog Mon 05-Nov-12 11:31:17

I agree with your DH too.

I'm fine with One Direction, their posters are mostly innocent and cheesy posters

Not up for moody black and white shots of buff topless men though

WoodforTrees Mon 05-Nov-12 11:32:21

I have told them we will go with the majority once I have ten responses.

I am losing shock

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 11:33:28

My friends dd has a One Direction duvet cover. She got it for her 8th birthday.

cocolepew Mon 05-Nov-12 11:34:31

I think its ok, my dd has had JLS posters up since she was 8.

ImperialFireworksInMyKnickers Mon 05-Nov-12 11:35:28

Mine are both cute fluffy animal girls rather than teen idols. One of their friends did have a few posters up at one point, but everyone else laughed at her so she took them down again.

One Direction is fairly innocuous. I'd worry if it was Rihanna.

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 11:35:29

Oh, I better vote then!grin

No. She is too young. Mine is nine in two weeks and has a Sylvannian Families poster on her wall she is very immature though

Wetthemogwai Mon 05-Nov-12 11:37:09

I don't see a problem, it's not playboy or anything grin though some of their lyrics are a little close to the line for me <shocks self at how prudish I am at 21>

WoodforTrees Mon 05-Nov-12 11:37:23

I have moved the goalposts deadline to a timed response bad loser so ten more minutes to vote! grin

squoosh Mon 05-Nov-12 11:42:27

I really don’t see a problem. Apart from their hairstyles I can’t imagine there’s anything offensive about the image.

RubyFakeNails Mon 05-Nov-12 11:46:05

I think its fine. I can't abide them but DD2 is 6 and has various posters up.

As irritating and seemingly all powerful as they are, I doubt they will be able to corrupt her through a photo on her wall.

Moominsarescary Mon 05-Nov-12 11:46:33

I can't see a problem, ds2 is 9 and not interested in posters on walls. He has a pretty big collection of CDs though and has for the last few years.

wigglesrock Mon 05-Nov-12 11:52:24

My 7 year old has a three One Direction posters up on her wall and she shares with her 5 year old sister. They are a band or a group as they don't play any instruments grin as my husband is at pains to point out (he doesn't count Nialls guitar strumming)

I would rather my dds listening to music and made up dances, played around etc than not. My dds love music, so did I when I was young and unfortunately was at the mercy of my Mums taste! Posters are just an extension of that.

InNeedOfAPennyForTheGuysBrandy Mon 05-Nov-12 11:55:58

My dd almost 7 has 1D posters up, meh I don't see the problem she also has muppets up. What is the problem for you I don't understand how is she to young, to young for what?

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 05-Nov-12 11:58:39

Penny OP means is she too young to have a crush...which is what a poster of a teenage popstar suggests.
Thought it was obvious.

OP I think like's indicative of a shift in children towards things that are for older girls.

Tell her she can't as it will ruin the paintwork.

Tell DH she's too young for those mags.

InNeedOfAPennyForTheGuysBrandy Mon 05-Nov-12 12:00:51

A crush because of a poster. WTF so does my ds have a crush because of his ben10 poster, or maybe my dd has a crush on kermit the frigging frog from her muppets one.

Crushes happen at school btw, maybe same sex schools are the way to go.

InNeedOfAPennyForTheGuysBrandy Mon 05-Nov-12 12:01:12

crushes can happen at school should I say.

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 05-Nov-12 12:01:28

Ben Ten is a cartoon character. Teenagers don't scream when they see him.

InNeedOfAPennyForTheGuysBrandy Mon 05-Nov-12 12:02:03

Ah but a 7yr old isn't a teen either....

Scholes34 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:03:24

You need to do something about her taste in music.

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 05-Nov-12 12:04:06

*You got a sexy ass body and your ass look soft
Mind if I touch it? and see if it's soft*


Not ok for 7 year olds.

squoosh Mon 05-Nov-12 12:04:32

You can't really control whether a child will have a crush or not. I remember being 7 and having a crush on the boy who lived down the road because he did really good wheelies on his BMX. It didn't take anything away from my innocence.

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