1/29/2014-“Monsters”

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Hey Mikey,

Maybe I’m overreacting but my wife has gotta be one of the most uncompromising women I’ve ever met. We disagree on a lot when it comes to how life works, but we usually are on the same page when it comes to our son. I don’t like him watching Pokemon! It promotes violence, abuse against animals, the creatures on it are monsters, and it isn’t educational by any means. I feel Sesame Street is okay but my wife says if he can’t watch Pokemon, then he shouldn’t be allowed to watch Sesame Street either. I don’t see her logic and she refuses to explain herself. Am I missing something? Or is she just being a woman? I’m sure I’m not the one who’s overreacting!

-Dazed Davy

***Dazed Davy, um this is has to be one of the oddest disagreements in history, LOL. Nevertheless, I do think you’re both overreacting. You’re correct Pokemon is violent. I can see how some children could transcribe Pokemon battles to real world crimes like dog fighting, and the creatures are monsters. However, as a former “Pokemon Master,” I can tell you the game and show are very educational. Any child playing or watching Pokemon learns strategy, map reading, innovation, and responsibility. I believe this is where your wife is coming from. Beyond this, if you’re so against your child watching monsters then he definitely shouldn’t be watching “Sesame Street.” Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Telly, and Elmo are all monsters, The Count is a vampire (a type of monster), and let’s not forget Big Bird is an 8’2″ walking, talking bird. i think that classifies him as a monster too! I say let your son watch both, and continue to teach him right from wrong. Good and vigilant parenting can be a potent force against negative influences.

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