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Is there too much violence in wrestling?

Question:
My grandsons are both eight and are obsessed with wrestling. Is there too much violence in wrestling and should they be allowed to watch it?

Answer:
The fact that you raise the question means you are concerned about the violence in the wrestling shows they watch. I happen to share your concern, but you don’t need me to tell you what you intuitively already know. Remember, nature chose parents and grandparents to raise kids, and your inner feelings on a subject have great validity. You wouldn’t let eight-year-olds read books or magazines filled with death threats, intimidation, violent imagery, and glorification of revenge. So, as is often the case, your answer was imbedded in your question.

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