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peppa pig makes children naughty
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GwendolineMaryLacey · 09/01/2012 01:55

I don't think it is tosh actually. DD started watching PP about a year ago and there was an overnight increase in the use of "you're not my best friend any more", yucks and general strops. She doesn't watch it all the time but I can tell when DH has been letting her watch loads of them back to back.

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ChippingInLovesEasterEggs · 09/01/2012 02:11

I think the odd one (of lots of those things) rarely has any affect, but lots of them often can have an affect on some, not all, children. We had a ban on Charlie & Lola for a while as that whiney demading little brat seemed to move in & it was not going to be tolerated Grin When it was reintroduced complete with threats of a permanent ban if I heard any Lola Whinging as a rare 'treat' we didn't have any problems. We've never had a problem with Peppa though... <and personally I love it! Snort, fall over laughing>

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IslaDoit · 09/01/2012 02:44

Maybe that's where ds's sudden announcements of "yuk!" have come from. If I am honest I would say yuk to a lot of the things we try to feed him.

Children pick up all kinds of things. How we parent it makes a difference. I can't say I blame Peppa Pig. I get a whole 5 minutes uninterrupted while he watches!

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medjool · 09/01/2012 07:19

dd1 has learnt lots of good stuff from Peppa, such as not getting over excited when bees or wasps approach and various random but interesting facts. I'd say it's very educational rather than encouraging bad behaviour.

Now Holly (Ben and), you could suggest that she doesn't listen to grown ups with all that magic she does when she shouldn't!

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Crumblemum · 09/01/2012 11:13

I bloody love PP. I think it's genuinely funny for parents as well as kids (which is a blessed relief). Mummy pig is a great role model, and they're always having fun!

My kids love it, they also love chocolate cake, but as yet I'm not convinced of cause and effect. If they're naughty I'd love to blame tv, but that's not normally the case.

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tigerlillyd02 · 09/01/2012 11:20

I've notived several childrens tv programmes encourage less desirable behaviour in children of all ages. Peppa Pig is a great example for younger children as is Horrid Henry for older children. However, providing there are form boundaries in place for children and parents actively discuss TV programmes and talk about such behaviours with them, then it shouldn't become a major issue.

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nowit · 09/01/2012 11:22

Love Peppa Pig in this house, what a load a rubbish.
DD2 3 is having a strop right now because the PP DVD is too scratched to watch.

yy to Mummy pig as a great role model, the fairground episode kills me every time.

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 09/01/2012 11:22

Oh don't get me wrong, Im quite fond of Peppa Pig, as kids' tv goes, but it's a bit hard not to see cause and effect when your 3yo starts parroting PP's attitude word for word. I still let her watch it and correct her behaviour when she gets out of her box but she certainly copies it.

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amyboo · 09/01/2012 11:23

DS is 22 months old and absolutely loves Peppa Pig! Many things contribute to any naughty behaviour, but I can safely say that Peppa is not one of them! He will happily (and intently) watch an episode and even laughs at the funny bits. The Peppa Pig ladybird board books also have a similar effect. And reading one of them in particular has an almost instant tantrum-stopping effect! My husband often comments that Daddy Pig is a good fatherly example (gets involved in kids upbringing etc) and I think some of the episodes are also quite educational. If nothing else, it's taught DS that pigs oink and that jumping in puddles should only be done when wearing wellies!

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Gigondas · 09/01/2012 11:25

I wouldn't go as far as the article but peppa has introduced the boring idea and I also loathe the best friend thing which is reinforced by peppa. However she does enjoy and follow it and will play out/imagine stories. Also on a positive note I can live with the ott nature of lazy town as has encouraged her to brush her teeth and eat fruit.

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nannipigg · 09/01/2012 11:29

My 3 year old certainly copies the attitude and yucks....but the most annoying one is the jumping in muddy puddles when out walking the dog, not always with her wellies on either!!

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BandOMothers · 09/01/2012 11:30

Yes the best friend thing is V annoying! Most three year olds will play happily with any other kids! However...it's not Peppa that makes kids naughty...lack of parental instruction/crrection does that amongst other things.

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perceptionreality · 09/01/2012 11:32

The same was said of Teletubbies wasn't it? Personally I think they pick up undesirable behaviours at nursery too. Influence is everywhere unfortunately.

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EnjoyResponsibly · 09/01/2012 11:32

I love Peppa and here's why:

Characters speak clearly and politely. This yuk business has to be put in context, George eats the salad when GP Pig makes it into a dinosaur ad eats carrots at the Rabbit household.

If a character is silly or rude the adult characters point it out and the child character adjust.

There's usually a little moral in every story which you can discuss as the kids get older.

Miss Rabbit totally rocks. And the George Ice Skating episode is comedy gold.

Alright I could live without the puddle jumping, but there's worse things in life.

There are plenty of other programmes on my shit list. Looking at you Max and Ruby and Rugrats!

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MamaGeekChic · 09/01/2012 11:33

I agree, my neice watches it and some of the behaviour she copies is pretty horrible... i don't like it and wont be allowing my dd to watch it

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fluffypinkcurlygirl · 09/01/2012 11:34

Dd and I love Peppa Pig here. I wouldnt say any bad behaviour is attributed to Peppa at all. Again agree she has picked up the educational side rather than anything else. Its much more interesting than anything ds used to watch at 2 such as fireman sam and thomas which almost bored me to tears. Daddy pig is great to watch, I think he is naughtier than Peppa.

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MudAndGlitter · 09/01/2012 11:34

I don't see what Peppa does that is so 'naughty' tbh.

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EnjoyResponsibly · 09/01/2012 11:37

Exactly Mud she's always pulled up on behaviour by either the adults or her friends.

I speak as someone that practically weeps when Milkshape announce new episodes. I could do Peppa Pig as a Mastermind specialist subject.

Current favourite is Mr Fox the spiv.

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EnjoyResponsibly · 09/01/2012 11:39

Grin @ Mamageek

I recall saying the same thing about Thomas.

Just off to rebuild the Island of Sodor for DS.

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MudAndGlitter · 09/01/2012 11:39

DDs second word was peppa Blush
Just when I was worrying she would never say anything more than mum mum mum she piped up with peppa when it came on one day.
DS and DD both love it. My only complaint is there's not enough new episodes!

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DesperatelySeekingSedatives · 09/01/2012 11:43

I don't like Peppa Pig. She is a horrible rude brat who never gets told off, which puts me off. I do like Charlie and Lola. Although I do wonder who puts them on the "simmer down chairs" as you never see their parents! Grin Hmm

Thankfully DD (4) Doesn't seem to like Peppa anymore and says she's too bossy and a "poohead". I have literally never been so happy when she told me that Grin

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tryingtoleave · 09/01/2012 11:47

I think Peppa is responsible for dd's 'this cubby is only for girls' attitude.

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AngryFeet · 09/01/2012 11:52

I agree desperately. Peppa is a little madam and the parents are shit. I wouldn't say it made my kids naughty but they did pick up some silly stuff of there like one episode they were burping and laughing so my kids started making themselves burp. Anyway I think the piece is way over the top but I did hate Peppa Pig. Luckily my kids don't watch it anymore.

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MudAndGlitter · 09/01/2012 11:54

I must be missing something here. I don't see how peppa is a rude brat Confused

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StrandedBear · 09/01/2012 11:54

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