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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 02:01 AM

18. SAME HERE

I have a serious annoyance issue with prank shows too. I don't let my kids watch them. My motto is it's only funny if everybody is laughing. I don't tolerate practical jokes or pranks of any kind in our household. Seems extreme but in today's climate I feel like I have to let my kids know that it's not okay for others to treat them like that, and it's definitely not funny. I tell them how when I was a kid, bullies often used the whole 'prank' or 'it was a joke' excuse and got away with it and that those type of 'jokes' are often an underhanded method of bullying. Pranks are often for people who get a kick out of seeing other people in distress and I don't want to normalize it in our family. A 'prank' broke my tailbone as a teen and I spent years in pain because of it. And I was not a kid who was bullied - this kind of thing just happened all the time. I hated it then and I hate it now.

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