A mom writes in asking for advice about her preteen daughter, whose behavior, she says, has gotten more defiant and “sassy” since she began watching videos on YouTube.
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A member of the community asks:
“My preteen girl has been sassier when watching youtube videos: Advice? Does anyone else notice their preteen girl get sassier and more on an attitude when they watch YouTube videos? My 9-year-old gets a major attitude with everyone. She is allowed to watch YouTube, and I was just wondering if any other parents have noticed this.”
Community Advice for The Mom Concerned About Her Preteen’s Behavior After Watching YouTube Videos
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“Teenage boy mom here, and yes, definitely had attitudes after watching videos or using any form of social media. He’s been without for almost a month and things have definitely improved with his attitude and his willingness to just pop off at me and his dad.”
“Mine too. There’s an article about it in psychology today. I’ve taken all internet away until further notice and both my kids are doing sooo much better.”
” My son is almost 5 and I deleted YouTube a long time ago and he didn’t have it much anyways. He’s allowed to watch cartoons on prime, spectrum app and Netflix if it’s G rated because I put a parental block on it. Talk to your daughter about the behavior but definitely delete the app now. Likely I think someone she looks up to on YouTube acts that way. Girls are very impressionable and it’s important.”
“My son used to watch a show when he was 4 called Horrid Henry, he started acting like him. I took away the show and his attitude changed. Take it away, tell her she isn’t allowed if she can’t control herself.”
“Yes. Our kids get that way… ages 10, 11 & 13… it’s crazy how their demeanor changes with Ipad, phone breaks. They play better together, don’t back y’all as much and are less aggressive. Imo.”
“Yup. When the attitude starts, the phone stops.”
“Limit when she can be on technology. Also sit down and watch what she watches. Some parents find that the reason their kids have an attitude is because of what their kids are watching on YouTube.”
“Good luck tbh. Taking it completely away will cause more drama and unfortunately lead to sneakiness. Try to find some boundaries.”
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