How Weird Am I? part 5
I let my eleven year-old daughter watch America’s Next Top Model as an educational experience.
Let me ‘splain. The young models say and do things which I would hope my daughter never does. They make ignorant comments and they trash their fellow contestants.
One of the latest contestants claimed to be a witch, but made comments about doing spells to get rid of contestants, etc. I don’t have an extensive knowledge of witchcraft, but I know about the three-fold law (and pretty much every culture has some version of this) whatever you put out comes back to you three-fold. I pointed this out to my daughter. Sure enough, a few episodes later, this person got himself ejected from the show because of being violent with another contestant.
I’m also trying very hard to make my daughter understand that in life we are only competing against ourselves. Concentrating on what others are doing takes the focus off what we need to do to succeed ourselves. This shows up over and over again on ANTM.
So what do you think? Am I weird? You’ve gone off the deep-end, Karin! ANTM is just fluff!
Sort of odd: Ok, I can see your point, but I wouldn’t let my daughter watch it.
Or am I: Spot on. Shows like these offer a chance to discuss character-building with our kids!
Let me have it! Or feel free to share how you are weird (or not).