We all get surprised when the media teaches our kids
something we don't want them to know yet. Marital
infidelity is a mature topic that can cause confusion -- and real grief -- in little kids who count on mom and dad to always be there for them.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 started as a wholesome show chronicling the realities of raising twins and sextuplets. We saw them going on vacation. We saw Kate getting her hair done. We saw a million diaper changes. All of which was fine fare for kids 7 and older.
But, the new season starts off with Jon and Kate accusing each other of infidelity. For little kids who don't understand the concept of cheating, this is not the way you want to introduce the subject, and certainly not the age to do so.
As kids begin separating more from their parents around the early teen years, they gain the maturity to understand that each parent -- and child -- operates independently from each other. Relationships are complex -- which is partly why Jon and KateRead More »from Is Jon & Kate Still OK for Kids?