At what age should I take my kids to see movies with direct marketing ties like “The Lego Movie”?

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Q: At what age is it developmentally ok for kids to see The Lego Movie and even Star Wars with their parents? Is the subliminal (and hidden) marketing in movies unethical, especially given how well it’s made? ~Lamenting over Lego, USA A: Dear Lamenting, Marketing consumer products through TV and movies has been occurring since these… Read more »

Media Moment – Cooking Up a Virtual Appetite

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Dear Reader, 2014 marks the beginning of CMCH chronicling monthly ‘Media Moments’. These posts will be about real-life experiences (the good, the bad and even the funny) involving media and child health. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives of… Read more »