Boss Baby? No Thank You! Aren't We Teaching Our Kids to Avoid This Behavior? by Tori Ulrich
I'll admit, I've not seen the movie "Boss Baby," but I've read the book and I've seen a million previews, and every time I see it I cringe. I know that it has probably got some great slapstick humor, there seems to be sibling love and working together, and I'm sure there is a happy ending. But the other parts – the back talk, the lying, the breaking rules – all for humor?? No thank you.
We all work too hard to raise polite, kind, mindful children (I hope). If this is true, then why on earth are we teaching our kids its funny to be rude, to talk back, to make jokes at the expense of others and to make parents look stupid? Maybe I’m overreacting? Maybe if I saw it I’d think differently, but (almost daily) I hear moms tell me how hard it is to raise polite children.
Is this not a big step backwards?