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The secret life of 4 year olds

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crunchtime Tue 14-Nov-17 20:08:11

Harper. ..not cute and a geezer...just really inappropriate. Anyone else finding his aping of adult behaviours really icky?

cheesydoesit Tue 14-Nov-17 20:14:18

I've just turned it on and while I haven't seen it yet, the synopsis on the planner did make me cringe. 'Harper, who already has several girlfriends, has his eye on new girl Ava.' Bit gross.

woodhill Tue 14-Nov-17 20:14:41

Yes, I thought exactly the same.

crunchtime Tue 14-Nov-17 20:17:52

Really red flag behaviour. I think his parents need to stop thinking it's wonderful and stomp on it.

Nothingrhymeswithfamily Tue 14-Nov-17 20:18:05

At this age surely it comes from adults "have you got a girlfriend yet?"
So thinking its what they should do?

AmysTiara Tue 14-Nov-17 20:19:21

No i don't like it when little boys are brought up like this.

woodhill Tue 14-Nov-17 20:20:40

It sounded like his parents positively encouraged him and the people making the programme as well.

GreyCloudsToday Tue 14-Nov-17 20:20:52

YANBU! I thought it was properly grim behaviour and surprised they just made fun of it.

Tomas and Ada though star

crunchtime Tue 14-Nov-17 20:28:27

His father was all " he's a ladies man like his dad"
Ick ick ick

Oblomov17 Tue 14-Nov-17 20:34:54

I found it difficult to watch. Was surprised by Harpers parents views of how normal and cute this was.

cheesydoesit Tue 14-Nov-17 20:34:55

Poor Rory. sad

PurplePoppySeed Tue 14-Nov-17 20:44:22

Both Harper and Vinnie hmm

woodhill Tue 14-Nov-17 20:45:37

It sounds like Harper has been coached by his parents and some of his comments are a bit odd for a 4 year old imo

wasMissD Tue 14-Nov-17 20:48:29

They're horrible little boys! Harper's dad is a right tool!
Now Rory, I'm in love with smile

MrsJamin Tue 14-Nov-17 20:48:34

Was watching this, pretty horrified at the overly sexualised behaviour of these 4 year olds and knowing that MNers would be thinking the same! Who thinks this kind of behaviour is normal? Even my nearly-10-year-old knows he is too young for any of his friends to be seen as a girlfriend - its the kind of stupid behaviour that gets in the way of normal platonic friendships between boys and girls! Yuck. And Ick. I bet those boys parents say 'boys will be boys' too. hmm

Afternooncatnap Tue 14-Nov-17 20:48:54

Oh my god watching now and I'm shocked by Harper's behaviour. He forced a kiss on that little girl and was then agressive and possessive with her after Vinnie tried to play with her.
He clearly has very poor male role models to be behaving like this at such a young age.
In some cases little kids being in love is cute, but with him it's a bit weird like it's forceful and to obsessive.

Curiousgeorgey Tue 14-Nov-17 20:52:51

Yes, was thinking it was very very strange behaviour for a 4 year old.

crunchtime Tue 14-Nov-17 20:53:11

Yes I agree
"She broke my heart"
Really creepy.

And yes he and vinny . ..can you imagine that behaviour in a classroom with 28 other children?

woodhill Tue 14-Nov-17 20:53:13

Yes Rory is a dear and I loved the girl with I want some space T shirt

MrsJamin Tue 14-Nov-17 20:53:40

And people wonder how "Weinsteins" develop...

Afternooncatnap Tue 14-Nov-17 20:57:44

Is Rory the Welsh boy. He is super cute. It was also lovely when the little girl said seeing him sad made her sad so she had to cheer him up.

bookworm14 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:05:32

Just watching on 4+1. Revolting sexualisation of a tiny child - what are his parents thinking?

RiseToday Tue 14-Nov-17 21:07:20

Really awful/weird/inappropriate behaviour from Harper. Missed the beginning so didn't see the Dad, but I can imagine what he's like hmm

dontcallmelen Tue 14-Nov-17 21:15:47

I’m so glad not the only one thinking this, was uncomfortable viewing especially when he forced the little girl to kiss him, awful.

MrsJamin Tue 14-Nov-17 21:15:55

Similar comments on twitter too, so its not just us. Hope his parents are reading this! How does his dad treat his mum and other women, I wonder?

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