ARE THEY OLD ENOUGH?
Orchy bottle bongs; endless ciggies; shagging on the beach; boozy, rooting parents and scrag fights on the bus.
As Dragon sing it: “Are you old enough?” Are you letting your kids watch Puberty Blues?
Practising in the Mirror. Images via Channel Ten.
Of course it doesn’t matter what rating it has or what time it’s on at night, a quick visit to the Channel Ten website and there it is, alongside Masterchef, Bikie Wars and The Project.
Your kids can catch up with it, any time they like.
A girlfriend came home from an evening out to find her ten year-old son wide-eyed and in shock after watching last night’s ep.
“Took me quite a long time to debrief him,” she said.
His big brother (14) added: “Mum, I don’t think he’s old enough to watch this.”
The kid’s been sin-binned. Puberty Blues is banned.
My own two children (12 & 14) watched the first episode and, in what can only be described as a triumph of modern parenting, said: “Hey! That dad just whacked his kid across the head!”
The outrage! They thought he should have been done for assault. No such thing as a “clip around the ears” any more in empowered teenage land 2012.
The kids missed last night because they’re away with their father on holiday and there’s no TV reception.
Would I have felt comfortable sitting with them watching the scenes of titting off, dick sucking and scoring bags of dope at the hot dog van? Going grog-runner for their pissed parents? Let alone the abject sex scene on the beach where one girl just lies back and endures fumbled sand encrusted intercourse with no pleasure at all?
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