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ERIC Number: EJ1054184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
A Different View of the ICE
Shortridge, P. Donohue
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v27n1 p46-47 Spr 2015
This article discusses the movie "Frozen," which is the Disney version of a fairy tale. While some parents report that their young children love "Frozen," know the words to the songs, and beg to watch it again and again, "Frozen" is still a fairy tale, with some dark subject matter. Parents might tell themselves that it is okay to let their children watch "Frozen" because of the animation, music, and girl-power theme. Parents reason that their children are too young to grasp the sexual innuendo, the crude jokes, and other adult references--thinking that these elements will go right over their heads. Parents might say, "Well, my child isn't showing any ill effects." Perhaps, but in this article, author P. Donohue Shortridge suggests to parents that if they observe their child closely, they might see some behaviors that they had not previously attributed to this movie, such as: (1) Sleep disturbances; (2) Rude and/or disorderly behavior; (3) Generalized fears; (4) Decreased ability to focus, shorter attention span; (5) Clingy behavior; (6) More trouble recovering from a meltdown; and (7) Obsession with watching "Frozen."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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