We have a 4 year old son and I am lenient with letting him watch M rated movies. Never really bad ones just movies like Maleficent, Pirates of the Caribbean, Van Helsing and Clash of the Titans but during that one he fell asleep. But my partner and I have been having arguments lately about it and my partner wants to let him watch some movies and TV shows that are MA and R like Blood Sport which I have never seen not really liking Van Dam as an actor but also wants to let him watch The Walking Dead! Now this is a TV series I am very familiar with having been watching every episode myself and have absolutely no intention letting my 4 year old son watch it! My partner says there is no difference between the movies I let him watch and the movie he wants to let him watch and I am like… HELLO?? Are you serious?!! There is a big difference between fantasy movies with little violence and Zombies eating off peoples faces!! But his argument is that we just keep telling him that everything he sees is fake and it will never really happen and it’s not real. Obviously I win the argument as my partner gives up because I am too stubborn and won’t let go but he’s got me thinking… Am I being unreasonable? Am I getting in the way of father/son bonding time watching fighting movies and horror movies? Or am I right to protect my son’s innocence from this type of violence? What are other mummies and daddies thoughts on this subject?
Posted anonymously, 4th November 2015