One idea I’ve been toying with for a while is a blog for parents.
This might seem ridiculous since I’m not a parent and have no intention of becoming a parent in the near future. However, I’m fascinated with how they interact with their children and the media their children are interested in – do they watch a movie before showing it to their kids? Do they look up the synopsis of a game before they let their kids play? Do they even discuss what they’re playing, watching or doing?
I suppose this is kind of a proposal; my tentative title is ‘Your Kids Are Alright’ – or ‘Aren’t’ if the material doesn’t suit kids at all. My aim is to debunk the ever-present idea that all cartoons/anime/video games/media is for kids, and to explain precisely why, while also showing that not everything with a ‘different’ or potentially dark theme is inappropriate. I have no idea how this would be received, but I think it’s important to address this stuff.
I’m not going to claim I’m a genius or an expert on parenting; I’m not giving advice on how to raise kids. I’m stating facts about certain media or things that parents might be worried about and letting them decide what’s right for their sons or daughters. When I say ‘kids’, I’m not referring to age; my one disclaimer would be that every child is different and has different levels on which they can cope. I’ll make a suggestion, but it’s up to the parent to make an educated guess after reading the facts and thinking about their kids.
So far my ideas include horror movies in general, subcultures, particularly goth, geek and brony subcultures and some animation such as Felidae and When The Wind Blows. I’m open to suggestions for topics too.
I’ll be looking to post the first of this series sometime this week, alongside the second half of my The Wolf Among Us Ramble – homework’s kicking my ass right now, so this is just a quick update, but it is on its way 😀
Let me know what you think about this. Catch you later!