CBS- Libertyville resident Cliff Hieronymus — after watching last weekend’s NFL pre-game shows with his 7-year-old son jack — made a bold decision.“The NFL is suspended indefinitely in my house. I can’t get up on Sundays and have to have those conversations all day with my son,” he says.
Apparently explaining that beating women and children is too hard for some people. So because some NFL athletes are morons and do awful, awful things you are going to take away something your son probably loves, for no fault of his own. I can see the logic there. Makes total sense. Classic case of over parenting, while not doing any real parenting at all. What is this guy going to do when his son needs the 'birds and bees' talk? Probably block every adult website on the computer and pray none of his friends tell him about sex at school.
If you don't want to have that talk with your child because you feel he is so young how about you just turn off the pre game show? Not all that difficult. Pretty sure you can watch the actual sport of football without having to explain to him what's right and wrong. Does this guy realize that bad things happen in all walks of life? That terrible people exist outside of the television as well? Is the news banned in the household too? Maybe you should just lock your kid in his room until he's the appropriate age to learn that there is some fucked up shit out there. What is that age anyway? 10? 11? Pretty sure you can start laying your child's moral foundation at 7. If you didn't want to parent then why did you become a parent.
What sparked this anyway? There is very little chance his 7 year old was paying attention during the pre game show, never mind nailing him with some hard hitting questions.
"Colker calls it a chance to explain that even sports stars are regular people, with regular problems — and a chance to discuss best behaviors."
Yeah okay dude. You sure you're a psychological expert? I see the point you are trying to prove, but do better. Be better. Yeah sports stars are regular people with regular problems. Regular millionaire people with regular beating their wife problems. Calling child abuse and domestic abuse 'regular problems' just sends the wrong message all in itself. He is right about one thing though, seven is definitely not to young to start raising your child.