My oldest daughter has just been watching a YouTube video of children falling over or off things, and some are obviously hurting themselves. The thing I find most disturbing is the parents continuing to film and laughing. It mirrors the response of a mother to her son falling up the steps at the cinema earlier today: uproarious laughter.

I'm a fan of some variants/practitioners of slapstick, and all in favour of my two finding out the hard way, but don't like the notion there's comedy to be gleaned from a child's misfortune.

Maybe I'm living in the wrong age, doing parenting wrong.


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