Everyday you can see examples of parents scolding their children for using “inappropriate” language. Parents are on their children’s asses when it comes to playing games or watching TV that is socially intended for an older audience. Are parents doing this because their parents did it to them? Do parents resort to censorship based on an assumption of what they believe right and wrong is?
Most of us in the U.S.A have grown up with at least some sort of censorship as children. This is usually along the lines using “foul” language or watching mature rated movies. The funny thing is, when I was a kid, I use to use all the curse words I wanted to in school and with friends. Not only do kids end up doing all this behind their parents backs, but they grow up to do so as adults. Bad words my ass, we all curse as adults. Is it because our parents failed? Yes.
Parents seem to neglect this very important principle. Scarcity creates desire. When a child is curious and is told not to explore his curiosity, it only grows stronger. This is why they say women who are more sexually active early on in their lives are more likely to have better relationships with men. Girls who have been locked in the closet by a father with a shotgun wait for the opportunity to be free to explore their curiosity with men. In most cases, had they been able to explore early on, their curiosity won’t build into an unhealthy extreme over time.
Sex is pretty taboo in America, especially when it comes to parents and children. Get real, children don’t even give a shi’t about sex until they’re in middle school. In fact, they think it’s nasty up until the point where they begin reaching puberty. In fact, many of the traditional tribes didn’t wear clothing or stress sex. They all walked around naked, playing with each other as children. As adults, they never really had fetishes or any “perverted” desires because everything is in front of them. When they did have sex, it came casually and naturally.
What’s the harm of a little boy seeing some naked chicks on TV? He’s going to do worse in school? How about if he starts cursing? Oh yeah, he already does behind his parents backs. Too bad more parents don’t understand that they can’t control their children’s curiosity and desire.
I feel like it’s better for children to grow up with a clearer picture of reality instead of the fairy tale crap that censorship seems to promote. The real world has cursing, violence, nudity, etc. These are all a part of life and children should see what’s out there as they’re growing up. The parent is better of supporting and answering the child’s questions instead of trying to censor them.