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Secret life of children at christmas

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Baconyum Thu 17-Dec-15 20:14:39

Fascinating show.

However slightly annoying that the little boy that doesn't believe in God or Jesus was shouted down with no adult intervention but when he blew raspberries when they discussed the nativity play he was told off.

He's just as entitled to his beliefs, however they may change over the years, as the children who do believe.

Yes blowing raspberries was naughty and needed to be managed but I do think so should his being chanted at 'God is real' by several other children.

Cattington Thu 17-Dec-15 20:19:36

It's so interesting. I agree that the situation with Cuba saying God wasn't real and the others chanting at him that he was, was poorly managed. Both sides were very disrespectful and they should have been helped to discuss it without upsetting each other.

And I think Cuba should have been taken out for a while when he carrying on blowing raspberries after being told not to.

Rollergirl1 Thu 17-Dec-15 20:19:45

But he isn't factually correct saying Jesus isn't real. He was a real person and did exist. It's just questionable whether he was the son of God!

LongHairDontCare Thu 17-Dec-15 20:20:25

I'm watching this too. I do think an adult should've stepped in and said something along the lines of everyone has different beliefs etc..

But then I also wanted the three boys laughing at the one singing to be told to stop too!

That little Jessica singing though, bless her, how lovely!

Rollergirl1 Thu 17-Dec-15 20:24:33

But they don't step in though do they? In last weeks episode one of the kids said that the word idiot meant "fuk". It's not politically correct to say that but they're 6!

Phantom of the opera hilarious.

Cattington Thu 17-Dec-15 20:26:11

Oh bless Cuba with his birds and bees explanation! Pretty good!

GoofyIsACow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:27:57

Yes I agree, those boys laughing should have been pulled up, although perhaps they were? They can't show everything. Imagine being those teachers though, in front of the world!

WaitingForSnow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:28:13

Cuba is lovely. (Did you know he is the only one home educated?)

LongHairDontCare Thu 17-Dec-15 20:29:32

True, I'd hate to be the teachers! But I'd also hate to be the parents..

GoofyIsACow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:34:47

I wonder about Cuba saying god isn't real but father christmas is!
How does that work?!

tryingtocatchthewind Thu 17-Dec-15 20:36:57

Oh no Alfie and Emily are killing me - they are too cute!

Shutthatdoor Thu 17-Dec-15 20:37:04

Bless Alfie.

Cuba should have been taken out. He was doing it deliberately to disrupt.

Rollergirl1 Thu 17-Dec-15 20:38:18

Home Education sounds lovely but what happens if your parents are idiots and tell their child that Jesus wasn't real?

LongHairDontCare Thu 17-Dec-15 20:43:09

I think Cuba is quite disruptive.. But he is lovely with Shakir.

Alfie and Emily, so lovely. Elvin was so funny talking about the secret of love!

Cattington Thu 17-Dec-15 20:43:27

Alfie and Emily. Brought tears to my eyes when Alfie was talking through being nervous on stage.

CremeEggThief Thu 17-Dec-15 20:54:13

You can tell Cuba us home educated...

GoofyIsACow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:55:49

'I knew you could do it' <sniff>

CremeEggThief Thu 17-Dec-15 20:56:10

Yay! Go Alfie and Emily!

WaitingForSnow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:56:23

Do you think so? I didn't think he was that different? If you didn't know you wouldn't know, iykwim?

WaitingForSnow Thu 17-Dec-15 20:56:46

Agree Alfie and ily are lovely!

mineallmine Thu 17-Dec-15 21:14:46

Alfie and Emily are beautiful children. Their parents must be so proud of them.

hippoherostandinghere Thu 17-Dec-15 21:19:38

Twas a beautiful moment between Alfie and Emily.

I love this show but the teachers don't seem to intervene, or else they do and don't show it.

I don't think home schooling has done much for Cuba's social skills though.

fresta Thu 17-Dec-15 21:20:46

I think Cuba's behavior is quite different to the rest of the children, it wouldn't be possible to say this was because he was homeschooled without knowing, but he definitely stands out. His lack of respect and compliance for adults is the main difference. This is more likely to stem from parenting differences though, which is probably why he didn't fit in at school. Many parents who choose homeschooling seem to have 'alternative' ideas and lifestyle choices.

I don't think the adults should have stepped in, the whole point of the show was to observe the 'secret' life of the children, ie how they behave when an adult isn't around. However, from what they have shown in previous shows I think they do discuss with the children in retrospect after filming.

exLtEveDallas Thu 17-Dec-15 21:22:14

I didn't like Cuba at all. DD (10) said "He's a brat" and "He's going to grow up into XXX" (XXX being a kid in her class who is a massive pain in the arse)

I thought Alvin was lovely, and felt so sorry for him when he mucked up - he was so brave doing the narrating beforehand.

Jessica and Elouisa were great together. I was so glad when they chose them for Mary and Joseph.

CremeEggThief Thu 17-Dec-15 21:26:12

I think most of them were brilliant. The luck of pure pride on Elvin's face when he got the huge coin for his narrating was very touching, and some of the girls (Skyla, Jessica and is it Jane?) sang very sweetly. I was not impressed with Cuba, improvising by adding his own singing, and I certainly wouldn't have encouraged him in this, as his mother did.

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