To all people thinking that their kids can be influenced by the main caracter being a pretty naughty boy: don‘t watch it.
I really have something to say to some of the parents here: how can you believe that a TELEVISION show is the reason your child is talking back to you or being what you call naughty?
And not because of something that‘s not quite right in this society?
Parents, I truly truly ask you from the bottom of my heart to always have your child‘s back, be kind to it, be there for it and understand. No „bad behavior“ happens without reason. Maybe it‘s manipulation, but why does a child feel the need to manipulate it‘s parents??
All we humans need is love and compassion and a connection to the people around us and when that connection is interrupted by punishment, threats and strictness, it causes lore harm than good and certainly does not treat the source of the bad behavior.
So... be kind to oneanother.
Because you know what? Children want to GIVE love and compassion, too. But they CAN‘T help themselves when they are misbehaving, for them it‘s a strategy to find connection, to prove themselves that mummy and daddy love them, no matter what they do. Not to experience the pain of being sat on the naughty step.
That being said: this show is a horrid show about a boy obviously suffering and hurting about something he can‘t express in a different way than making everybody elses life miserable. His helpless parents try to „fix him“ by locking him up or punishing him in some other way, not by showing compassion and seeking a connection.
Kids may relate to horrid Henry and copy his behavior, however this is nor theirs nor the show‘s fault. They are simply maybe a little desperately reaching out to you, parents.
Be there. Give Love.