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(thank you cousin c)

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  1. Wow, that ad actually nearly made me cry it was so powerful. That NEVER happens.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. It gave me chills. If you don’t mind I’d like to put it on my blog to share with others.

  3. I cried too. But now I’ve got my deconstructing head on – is it the atrocious acts themselves, the balletic unison movement, the child doing the behaviours, or the fact that each vignette is so recognisable that is so effective?

  4. What a powerful message. All parents should watch this.

    I am a father of 2 grown children and I can attest to the fact that children do learn much more from our actions as opposed to our words.

    A wonderful example of communication.

    I can only hope it spreads around the world.

  5. This is playing on Australian television at the moment (it’s an Australian made piece).

    It’s very confronting, isn’t it? I saw an interview with the film makers and I just want to reassure everyone who is wondering, as I was, that the scenes were put together using clever camera and computer trickery so the kids and the adults in some of those more harrowing scenes were filmed separately and then the images overlaid in the editing.

  6. I hate to be a party pooper, but this video is sensationalism at its worst – or best, however you may look at it. Not a fan at all. And yes, I do help raising children.

  7. @Anita

    DUH! …Its supposed to be sensational. Its called being effective and I think in this case affective. Did you not read the responses of the people who were MOVED (those that cried? I myself felt DISTURBED by the images) And it MAKES YOU THINK about how you behave in front of children. What is it you dont like? Sometimes a slap in the face(even metaphorically) is what gets the message across, especially for a topic that is so important. Didja get the message? Its so easy to dismiss and cast remarks with mere a wave of your hand. Now instead of just saying “Im not a fan” offer something “constructive”, what would you do to prevent not just “poor child-rearing” but atrocious!?

  8. Ooops I meant Stephen. Sorry Anita!