Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:10 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 100 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
O. M. G. Just read an article in the Daily Mail (sorry :lol: ). And if even half of it is true you have to feel very sorry of Aliyah.

As for the programme itself, whoever thought it was a good idea to pit children against each other in a game show style contest ought to be shot, as should their parents for entering them. Nowt like blowing their self esteem out of the water at such a tender age, is there!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... enius.html

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Posts: 923
It is hyped up for tv, I've met some past participants - there are lots more than the tv people highlight, including the majority who lose and are never shown-and most are pretty ordinary, fun to play and talk with and enjoy competing in this way. The majority have to deal with failure, like anything else. Same as sports, dance, art, acting, chess, music... All areas have a few weird parents feeding a few talented or hothoused ones silly stuff-IMO it's the placebo effect and the pure adult attention that gives a benefit, if there is a benefit.

My girls love this show but would not want to do it themselves.

Good old Daily Mail! Always reliable.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
Agreed, in everyday life you have to deal with failure, and it's something children have to learn, but to do it so spectacularly? It's wrong.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:25 pm
Posts: 1360
Personally I think 'ought to be shot' is quite correct.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Posts: 923
It's what passes for entertainment that disturbs me, not just this show.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:56 pm
Posts: 1047
One of the boys from the last show is in my dd year at school. When my ds was in y6 he was doing maths with the level 6 children and now he doesn't even go out of class for maths he is just given his own stuff. But at all other times he is in the lessons with the others and he is not always at the top of the class for every subject, he is very down to earth, as is his mum. They are worried he won't pass the exam for super selective, just like us all, as his English is average.

The problem with this programme is that they edit it so the parents seem super pushy, maybe some of them are but then there are pushy parents everywhere.

Dd came home this week shocked that some of her classmates are not getting a summer but have to study all of the time ready for the exam. We have said 10/15 mins a day and lots of reading.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Posts: 3445
Location: london
I think this is the programme that AverageDad's son was on last year...

_________________
mad?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 11940
Why would any parent put their child forward for this type of 'entertainment' ... ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 16, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 2149
It exemplifies the worst kind of parental pushiness imaginable. If your child is highly intelligent by all means allow them to take part in competitions and other activities that stimulate them. But why do they have to be on TV? The experience will have long-lasting effects on some children, not of a positive kind.

I'm ashamed to say I did watch it last year along with the rest of my family and we all recoiled in horror at the antics of the dreadful Hugo and his simpering parents, and also I'm sorry to say the astonishingly over-the-top Tiger parenting of Averagedad. Sorry I don't mean to sound sanctimonious but why would anyone want to parade their children in public in this way? It's another example of car-crash viewing really, isn't it?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:07 pm
Posts: 501
It is an awful programme, but no worse than a series I watched a few years ago about the 11+, which featured a very strange family indeed.

And now I must go and force my DS to ride his horse, because he is very talented but really can't be bothered to put the work in. Unfortunately I love watching him and basking in the reflected glory. The difference between me and them - I would be too embarrassed to be filmed. :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 100 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016