The buzz of the new and 'improved' Dora is blazing it's way across the internet today. For years we have seen the little girl taking children on her virtual adventures on television, teaching them Spanish, and making her way into their little hearts! Honestly, although I have thought she was one of the cleanest shows for preschoolers, her clothing has always irritated me. I don't mean to be critical mind you, but her tummy shows and I always thought maybe she could use a new top.
Yet Mattel has decided to give her a new look, and she's growing up. I can understand some concerns that parents may have. If you've allowed your child to follow Dora then perhaps you would be concerned. Dora is entering middle school and we just don't know what life experiences she is going to face and how they are going to lead her to the answers she is looking for. We know that the entertainment industry has failed us time and time again in providing firm family values in tween programming.
Ultimately it's up to you what you decide to let your children watch. We don't allow our children to become consumed by a cartoon character for whatever you allow your child to give their hearts to will someday become a battle when it's time to eliminate that influence. Be wise and teach your children how to make decisions for themselves. A wise child will tell YOU that what they are seeing is wrong. :O)
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