Sofia the First

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Spunky, well-rounded princess celebrates individuality.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 85 reviews

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age 7+

Not appropriate for young kids

I love the idea of a princess show for kids that actually brings in other princesses. It is very hard to find princess shows or movies for kiddos under six. I personally feel Sophia does encourage bad behavior. Not only is amber usually always mean, they tend to treat those *below* them as If they do not hold value compared to them. I do feel yes eventually they go over what happened and usually apologize but I still feel it relays the wrong message. Not only that, but why do Disney shows for kids always have to have a villain? Seriously. When kids are young and at an age under 7 before they can consciously understand that big picture and how to reason etc. They are very monkey see monkey do. And they need to be encouraged with positivity. Meaning the shows they watch should have that and that only.. I still have yet to find a disney show that has just that.. a few nick Jr shows do. But they sometimes still have the bad guy (Like mayor humdinger in paw patrol why?? Or lady marmalady in buttrbeans) it's not necessary. And teaching kids to be cruel to others is not right at that age. They need to make a princess show where they are consistently kind and promote positivity ( look at daniel tiger for example!- it takes lessons but encourages positivity) I just wouldn't recommend this to younger kids.
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age 2+

An attack on the subconscious.

For someone studying the psychology of a child’s mind . This show isn’t a first choice. The rating literally has “ fear “ in it... Children pick up on the negative and stick to that especially at that age that kids are watching this show . In response to a rating - Sure your kid will clean because they see it But what will they also do because they see it? Do you know what I saw within 15 minutes of one episode? two little girls running toward the boy looking desperate like “ love me” is that the message you want your kid to receive? We live in times where our Subconscious is being attacked on the daily . What do you think? That it’s not happening to our kids ? We have to have way more awareness when it comes to ourselves because if we don’t our kids suffer. And it shows all in this thread. All these “practical people“ , I wonder how you live your lives Smh These writers and Hollywood know what they are doing to your kids . You should look into it . They’ve been doing it to us since the beginning of entertainment in the name of entertainment and you think it’s just entertainment. This show, media point blank is trash for your kids and for you. Your kid isn’t picking up the positive message Sorry, it’s now as an adult and I’m realizing the positive messages people were trying to convey in me And seeds they were setting. Why wait til your kid is over thirty for them to receive a message when there is plenty you can do now with out the influence of Disney . Please do research on Disney shows and all shows and your subconscious mind . Sorry for any incorrections , I’m not proofreading this lol Catch the message for the message !
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