Let me say this, "No!, it's not." Just look at what sponge bob does for a child's sense of humor. This little spongy sea creature is quite the comedian. And of course there's parents out there that absolutely will not allow their child to watch this gut busting show. I feel this is a disappointment since the child could benefit from a good laugh. And yes of course there are those shows which are a bit mature for a child's mind. But what about those children out there that live with a funny parent? I heard remarks on certain parents and even myself recently aiming to belittle the parent who brings laughter to their children by being silly. This is insane and just ignorant. Why would anyone think its OK to lesson the benefit of laughter. I think I know why. Those parents that hold such a firm grip on a child ability to be individual are insecure. Being a funny parent is a child's greatest delight. If only those other parents could lighten up a bit. They don't have to be funny nor do they need to laugh, go on and continue being a snob but at least allow your child to enjoy laughter. And of course age appropriate comedy could help sharpen a child's sense of humor. This could also cause a child to become insanely funny as they mature.
I feel bad for those very serious parents that can't relax a little because of their insecurities. So in exchange for their lacking they belittle other parents that have a well developed healthy relationship with their children.
Parents we got to be good parents. It's OK to be weird, funny, or backwards as long as we're not inappropriate. I feel its OK to share in a little joke telling as long as we're not belittling a child. And its OK to be a snob with a straight face. At least they wont wrinkle, but for me I prefer laugh lines and smiling children.
If you are one of those who thinks being funny will cause your child not to be serious in life, I disagree with you too. Bringing laughter into a child's life could help them achieve some of there greatest fears or deal with a personal battle. They could grow to see the funnier side of life toughest days without letting themselves become crushed by troubling times.
Don't forget to smile!
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