No, I agree with the top two comments. There's some things kids that age don't need to see. There's alot of shit going on in the crowds and kids that age can't comprehend a lot of it even if you do try to explain it.[/quote]
Nonsense, about the only age that I could agree with you on would be 9-10. Before that, you can explain away anything, and if you're on your game, you can distract them.
By 11, they've already gotten the drug education/propaganda that has been force fed, and at that time it's the perfect fun and yet educational opportunity.
Should I not bring them to a major where craziness abounds? Kids today are way more observant than you think they are. My kid's in 3rd grade and hears and sees a lot of crap from kids in his school, around town or on TV. If you shelter your kid too much you can expect one of two things:
a) They will be woefully unprepared when the merciless aspects of this world come at them, or
b) They'll lose respect for you and withdraw from you cause you not preparing them, and they will not feel comfortable confiding and talking with you about everything that is coming their way. (A lot earlier than when we were kids.)[/quote]
I agree with you to a point, I don't believe in sheltering kids also, but you don't have to slam it in their face repeatedly until it becomes normal to be around. Some of the scenes I've been too I would have never subjected my kids to. They ain't ready, but that's just my two cents.