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To think no Disney does not have a lot to answer for for your child being rude

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Isthisoneleft Sun 01-Sep-13 21:13:19

Over the holidays a number of parents of friends of my kids have commented when their kids answer back, to them (the parents) or to others, or have made rude comments, the parents have laughed and responded 'Disney has a lot to answer for with how children now talk to adults', and not repremanded the children.

My dc watch Disney channels and also know not to talk in a rude way. The two are not interlinked.

AIBU to think it's bad parenting (lack of parenting) not the watching of Disney that has created the rudeness?

HeySoulSister Sun 01-Sep-13 21:14:41

really? 'a number of parents'?

how many?? I have 5 dc and have never ever heard this before! confused

SuperiorCat Sun 01-Sep-13 21:17:07

I've heard similar - not necessarily Disney but Horrid Henry and other stuff being blamed. Thing is if the parent addressed the behaviour and made it unacceptable then it wouldn't happen.

WorraLiberty Sun 01-Sep-13 21:17:15

I've never heard parents saying that before.

Ime they normally blame starting school/other kids/TV in general.

Isthisoneleft Sun 01-Sep-13 21:17:30

Maybe I've been unlucky - I can think of 4 sets that have said this to me, the latest one was today. I'm sure more have said it, or maybe not and 4 just seems a lot, esp when I'm grimacing thinking no your child is being rude, whilst not agreeing or disagreeing with the statement as not wanting to start an argument.

themaltesefalcon Sun 01-Sep-13 21:18:01

Disney is sexist, geeky, plastic, unfunny, unpleasant.

I wouldn't like my kid to watch it, tbh.

Fortunately, she appears to be as allergic to it as I am. Result. smile

HeySoulSister Sun 01-Sep-13 21:18:43

they may well have 'reprimanded' their children later on op,you don't know!! you are coming across as quite smug..

catham Sun 01-Sep-13 21:20:05

disney channel always has those awful kids shows where they are all pretending to be teenagers when they are just 11. schmultz

InternationalPower Sun 01-Sep-13 21:20:39

I banned Horrid H as, yes it was making my dc rude. I look responsibility, took action and dealt with it though.

Have never heard the Disney comment

Isthisoneleft Sun 01-Sep-13 21:20:39

they may well have 'reprimanded' their children later on op Hopefully they do, but its still not Disney's fault!

catham Sun 01-Sep-13 21:22:17

On Now


Violetta still isn’t sure who she wants to be with. She finally finds out why her date with Tomas didn’t happen, so they make up and plan a new date for the next day


CombineBananaFister Sun 01-Sep-13 21:23:32

actually, my Ds sometimes copies the cheekyness of rocket monkeys or spongebob (more nicktoons to blame) but that doesn't mean he gets reprimanded for it. Don't care what he watches - bad manners is bad manners and if he can't watch it without picking it up then he doesn't get to watch it. Harsh but tough.

ShakeAndVac Sun 01-Sep-13 21:25:37

Horrid Henry and other stuff being blamed

Horrid Henry DOES have a lot to answer for. My two ds' LOVE Horrid Henry, but I've had to ban it before because the way they treat each other and talk to each other is horrible after it!
Calling each other 'worm', excluding the other one, etc etc
(And no, it's never tolerated, but that doesn't stop them! Grr.)

ShakeAndVac Sun 01-Sep-13 21:26:35

Oh and that bloody whiny friend of Moody Margaret's as well. The one that parrots everything back in a whiny, nasty voice.
That drives me insane when they insist on doing that all the time!

mumof5plusazoo Sun 01-Sep-13 21:32:37

I have to agree that programmes like HOrrid Henry have had a bad influence on my dc. However as pp said you take action ban them watching it and tell them off.
But tv is def not the entire cause of bad/rude behaviour.

CombineBananaFister Sun 01-Sep-13 21:40:16

aaghh i mean HE does bloody get told off for it-missed out word, double shift too tired off to bed blush

Chippednailvarnish Sun 01-Sep-13 21:45:54

I've had a number of people claiming their little darlings were rude because they watched Peppa Pig. God forbid they should switch off the TV...

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 01-Sep-13 22:03:14

I blame Noddy! He's a badly brought up, selfish, disrespectful little shit!
I'd have him hog tied in the coal shed if he was mine!

cory Sun 01-Sep-13 22:33:15

I've never really heard this outside Mumsnet. RL people seem to accept that their children probably do know what good behaviour looks like and if they choose not to observe it it is probably not because Disney is reaching out of the screen and twisting their arm.

Fwiw we didn't have a telly when dd was young. She was no more compliant or less cheeky than her friends as far as I could make out. If she wanted to be rude she was quite capable of thinking out her own insults without the support of the media industry. The advantage was that I wasn't able to blame it on anything else- so I blamed her.

ENormaSnob Sun 01-Sep-13 22:46:28

Peppa pig is a little twat too.

directoroflegacy Sun 01-Sep-13 22:50:02

I read this with interest as I have recently 'banned' dd (8) from watching the Disney /Nicolodean programmes she loves - Icarly, Jessie, wizards of Waverly etc etc
It's not that they made her rude, it's that they encouraged behaviour that was not for , I think, an 8 year old - you know the things teens used to do - the head wagging etc (don't know how to explain properly)
Also, they are all so identikit.
After a couple of days of grumbling at Cbbc, she now loves Blue Peter, Horrible Histories , Naomi's adventures or something and Marrying mum & dad (although I don't like this!!)

BrokenSunglasses Sun 01-Sep-13 22:51:07

Disney get the blame for a lot of things they aren't responsible for, they're an easy target.

Although I am another that thinks Horrid Henry has a lot to answer for. I'm not the only parent I know that has had to tell their child off for repeatedly calling their sibling a worm, and doing that Roar thing Henry does when he turns into a dinosaur. hmm

koalacube Sun 01-Sep-13 22:56:40

I was puzzled for a second there, but realised we're only on Disney junior here (DVDs cos we don't have sky)

I reckon Thomas the Tank Engine is a bit of an arse though. Always bloody knows best and screws things up.

koalacube Sun 01-Sep-13 22:56:40

I was puzzled for a second there, but realised we're only on Disney junior here (DVDs cos we don't have sky)

I reckon Thomas the Tank Engine is a bit of an arse though. Always bloody knows best and screws things up.

koalacube Sun 01-Sep-13 22:57:11

Why did that post twice. Stupid app! .

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