When did we all turn, yeller?

July 9th, 2007

I love Harry Potter and I’m pretty worried that J.K. Rowling has decided to kill him off.

But even so, cialis sale site I’m even more worried that some parents are so afraid that their children won’t be able to handle it if Harry dies that they’re actually considering professional psychiatric help.

Meanwhile, medicine parents in Britain have been told to prepare for grief counselling. The media is warning that for many young readers, viagra Harry?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s death could be as devastating as the death of a best friend, pet or even a relative. The Daily Telegraph reported last week that even child psychologists are getting into the act. It cited American child psychologist Michael Brody who has come up with a three-point bereavement plan to help parents comfort their mourning children.

Grief counseling?

I don’t remember getting psychiatric attention when I saw Bambi’s mother get shot.

Or when Travis had to kill his dog Old Yeller.

When did our children get too weak to handle the death of a fictional character?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rustmeister  |  July 10th, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Yeah, my son didn’t blink an eye when Simba’s father died, although many ‘experts’ siad it might be disturbing.

  • 2. Aaron  |  July 10th, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t think Harry bites it.

    He or one of his friends does, though. It was foreshadowed very early on in some “love conquers all” moment. Rowling has also admitted as much.

    Personally, I think the nerdy little red haired kid gets it while trying to save the girl. Note: I’ve only seen the movies and I didn’t follow closely.

  • 3. Aaron  |  July 10th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Oops, you wrote this in past-tense.

    Add “ed” to everything I said. :)

  • 4. Chris  |  July 10th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Well you know how my kids would handle it the little psychopaths lol.

    They do not play cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians they play humans and zombies so I do think they will be scared by the final Harry Potter book when they are old enough to read it. ;)

  • 5. BobG  |  July 11th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    If a kid needs therapy because of the death of a fictional character, they are going to have a hell of a time coping with the real world.

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