Child Behavior Expert Says Shows Like ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Can Make Kids Naughtier

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Parenting can be tough, especially these days. Why? Because with the advancement of technology, we’ve been able to develop such a thing as the Internet. And, as awesome as that is, sometimes, we can be a little bit overwhelmed by all of the information we find! But, even with all the information out there, there’s certainly no right or wrong programme for your kids when it comes to television time, or is there?

A child behavior expert says shows like Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol can make kids naughtier…

The expert has said that certain shows like Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol can make your child misbehave, and here’s why.

Being a parent is tough. Especially when you’re trying to juggle 5 things at once. But, it makes it easier switching on the television for ten minutes of the day, and cracking on with your chores while your kids watch their favorite programs. And I don’t know about you, but mine was most certainly Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam.

But 1 expert advises that watching the sweet little family of pigs can actually be quite a bad thing for both you, and your kids.

Sophie Giles, the founder of the Gentle Start Family Consultancy spoke to Fabulous about the shows that just won’t be doing children any good.

“Ideally watch an episode yourself, because you can’t always rely on what Netflix or whoever says because they’re invested in getting you to watch it,” Sophie began.

“So if it’s a big series and you think your child might get hooked, then it’s a good idea to watch an episode yourself just to make sure that there are no messages that you really don’t want your child getting,” she continued.

And buckle up, because if Peppa Pig was 1 of your favorites as a child, you’re about to have your heart broken…

“It is interesting how incredibly patronizing [the way Daddy Pig is spoken to] it can be in the English version, how the characters stress that dialogue, and how the director allowed that to happen,” Sophie starts when talking about the way Daddy Pig is spoken too. She added: “It can really skew what your child comes away with – and you know, kids love it!”

Poor Daddy Pig! I’m definitely not spending my time crying on YouTube tonight. I just want to give him a big hug.

But, if you think that’s quite a weird and interesting take on a kid show…What about Paw Patrol?

“If you look at Paw Patrol, there’s only 1 female character in it,” Sophie revealed.

Sorry, what?

In Sophie explaining how this lack of diversity affects us, it’s understandable why it’s best to introduce our kids to a more diverse series, or at least educate our kids on what’s missing from the show.

“She’s Skye and she’s dressed in pink and she’s a bit wussy in comparison to all of the other characters.

“Although children love it and soak it up, it’s maybe not the most helpful message. But it’s big for a reason.

“I would watch it with them but, as a parent, I would occasionally address it with them that girls can do important things too, girls don’t have to wear pink if they don’t want to, all that kind of stuff,” she finished.

And Fireman Sam might Just Encourage pyromania according to the expert!

“It’s not huge at the moment, but Norman seems to manage to set fire to something in every single episode,” she says.

Maybe that’s why my mom had to watch me like a hawk after I tried drying her towels by hanging them over the fireplace. Yes, 3-year-old me really did that! But my heart was in the right place…

I know what I’m not going to let my future mini-me’s watch…
What do you think to Sophie’s advice?