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Old fashioned attitudes prevail in this book,
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I read this book on the basis of the glowing reviews. It does have some useful advice, so worth a read but ...I found this book rather repetitive and a bit preachy.
As the book says, we cannot protect our children from modern media - it is all pervasive - but we can give them the tools to understand the superficialities of world around us. This book recommends little better than censorship of mainstream pop videos and TV as well as the internet, which course of action I believe would leave my girls all the more vulnerable to these influences when they are exposed to them outside of the home.
My children know why I use makeup, they know that "less" makeup is "more". They know that Barbie's proportions are all wrong, they know that the dance moves on pop videos take skill and practice to execute and are designed to excite and attract. They don't know what sex is just yet, but when they do learn about it I wont be presenting it as "sleaze" or "corruption" for women who are pretending to be stupid as Ms Carey seems to believe it is.
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Initial post: 28 May 2014 19:55:08 BDT
Totally misrepresentative. The whole raison d'etre of the book is to give tools to our children to decide for themselves. It does not advocate censorship.
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