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post #1 of 14 Old 05-14-2008, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Angry TV Commercial problem

Ok I don't know how many of you have seen this one. But it has Sarah McLachlan on it. It shows abused puppies and cats on it. It has a very sad song to it.

Now the problem is my son. He is 14 months old. When this commercial comes on I have to change the channel immediately. This commercial comes on with no warning. But when it comes on my son could be in a dead sleep but as soon as he hears that song he is balling his eyes out. So I hurry up change the channel then have to calm my son back down.

Now what can I do about this. What is most disturbing is they show this commercial on Nickoloden. Which I think is completely out of place because they are asking for donations. But yet they are traumatizing kids with this commercial.

What do you all suggest I do.


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you know what i really hate that commercial ...there are real live kids, baby's and other people that could use donations. but no lets make a sad commercial about cats and dogs.. give to them, give them a home ...everybody is so worried about everything else and everywhere else that we dont take care of our own ...sorry i changed the subject but i really needed to get this out ...maybe its because i dont like cats and dogs maybe i feel that there are more important thing to worry about maybe im wrong but this is how i feel ...sorry to all you cat and dog lovers but to me baby's and kids are more important

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you know what i really hate that commercial ...there are real live kids, baby's and other people that could use donations. but no lets make a sad commercial about cats and dogs.. give to them, give them a home ...everybody is so worried about everything else and everywhere else that we dont take care of our own ...sorry i changed the subject but i really needed to get this out ...maybe its because i dont like cats and dogs maybe i feel that there are more important thing to worry about maybe im wrong but this is how i feel ...sorry to all you cat and dog lovers but to me baby's and kids are more important
Could you have at least gave me some advice about what to with my son. I mean he is only 14 months old. But this commercial brings him out of a dead sleep.


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Man sorry to hear about your troubles

My best advice is to always be with him and monitor what he watches. Maybe even just buying DVDs of Barney or whatever rather than watching TV cause you never know what's on these days.

As for the commercial, I haven't seen it but I can imagine kids in a developmental phase could be severely affected. Possibly call up or e-mail Nickolodeon and explain your situation to them? I really don't know about this one.

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That commercial has had more affect on people as for putting music with images than the stupid Subway commercials. It's terrible, your son isn't the only one instantly upset/down in the dumps/or crying. I'm wondering how she feels about the use of her song ... now that instant sadness has been tied to it

i don't know what to do about him.... that would be too hard to explain to him... I know when I was really young i used to sleep with music on low, it helped me sleep. Maybe keep the tv way down, i know the radio thing helped me, i mean if he is sleeping and hearing things like music and it will wake him up because of the thoughts associated with it... maybe do the same thing the commercial did? Maybe make a cd or tape of nice songs, and show him nice pictures that he'll think about when he hears it maybe use that song to show happy dogs and cats a few times ... i have no idea i'm just trying to help. That's my suggestion, I would make a photobucket slideshow of happy dogs and cats and stuff and throw in some pics of me n' him and play that song.

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I don't think there is much you can do to not come across that commercial but being ready with the romote to turn it off or mute it and if your kid is awake is try to turn it into a happy fun thing like look at the doggies ahhhh look at the kitties there funny and when the dog looks sad say oh look the doggie is tired because its past his bed time maybe you can change your kids attitude about it from sad to happy ....I do that stuff with my kids and a lot of the time it works ...but good luck and sorry to hear that ....

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Stick with the DVD's, try Rocket, that'll keep your son busy as it does mine! Good luck!
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I have never seen it but, all you can do bigC is stop watching nickelodeon, or ... run kid DVD's instead of watching the channel. I must be behind the curve, I had no idea that a 14 month old kid would know what the commercial is really about. Crazy how fast they come up!

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I don't think it is the fact that he actually knows what the commercial is about. But I think that song is the actual problem. Being when he is in a dead sleep it wakes him up.


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Man this is tough, you could try ear plugs, or place some othe background noise while he sleeps. I mean if its waking him up you need to do something to remove that sound, that has become a trigger of sorts. I have seen the commercial and don't like it either. You could try emailing Nickelodeon and tell them its not intended for their veiwers age group.

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