Charlie Brown And The Culture Of Bullying

Times have changed since our parents were kids. ¬†Our parents flew on planes with smoking sections, car seats didn’t exist, and Charlie Brown was a slice of Americana.

Now smoking is banned most everywhere, parents need to buy 3 different car seats over the course of a child’s life, and Charlie Brown is no longer appropriate.

My boys are 5 and 2. Young kids.

They’re at the age where words like “stupid” and “dumb” are as bad as a four letter word that rhymes with firetruck.

Halloween is my wife’s favorite season. The first of October brings down the orange bins with pumpkins and decorations all over the house. Window clings cover the kitchen, and she proudly saunters off to work each day with a different pumpkin themed sock under her warm fall boots.

So it was with great excitement that we gathered around the tv last year to celebrate the best of the season with a fun holiday classic – It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

It only took a few minutes before my wife and I looked at each other, mouths dropped. This was not appropriate viewing for children. In fact, it’s terrible.

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Buzz is married to Jennifer and has 2 sons. Zacharie was born in May 2007 and Charles in January 2010. Buzz is a radio guy who enjoys building bridges between old and new media. Follow buzz on Twitter @buzzbishop and check out DadCAMP on Google+

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