Is 2 too young for Shrek?

Today I was watching a family member's kid who is 6. My daughter is 2. My daughter's favorite movie is Shrek. So for lunch I put it on for them while they ate to get them calm. When they came to pick their daughter up, she was super excited to tell them they watched Shrek. They seemed fine with it left and shortly after I received a long text on how they think I'm a bad parent for letting my two year old watch Shrek, that they dont even let their six year old watch it. How I should've asked if its okay. I've been over to their house many times like three times a week and they watch things like orange is the black, the 100, madea, even jack a** infront of her before while I was there (I dont let my daughter watch stuff like that). So I know they're being hypocritical. I was wondering what other parents thought. Is Shrek too much for a two year old? What movies that "kid" friendly aren't so "kid" friendly to you? Do you monitor tv at all? When's a good age to introduce "adult" TV or said not "kid" friendly movies? It really interested me cause I never questioned it before.

  • Katie
    Sep 25, 2018

    My 21 month old son loves shrek. They dont understand the adult humor and his daddy curses more than they do in the movie so i dont see any harm lol

  • Samantha
    Sep 25, 2018

    Wow, that is so rude!!!! Even the adult jokes in Shrek kids wouldn't get! It is a cartoon and has a lot of good things for kids to learn as well My rule is if it displays violence or behavior I don't want my kids to display we won't watch it. But don't mind, everyone has an opinion on others parenting because it is easier than looking at their own parenting. Don't take it personally!

  • Jenni
    Sep 25, 2018

    I think it depends on your kid and their temperament. While I think Shrek is okay, my super-sensitive and imaginative six year old felt scared to go to sleep the night after watching Shrek 2 at summer camp. She felt the same about Willy Wonka, Paddington Bear and Wizard of Oz, so we pretty much figured out that she’s not ready for most movies.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 25, 2018

    No.. it’s not 😂😂

  • Ashley
    Sep 25, 2018

    Like 90% of kids shows/movies have hidden adult humor, it’s fine...just roll your eyes and keep it moving. Next time you’re at their house and they put Jacka** on bring it up and be like Shrek- a child’s movie isn’t ok, but you let them watch this 💩? Personally in our home I monitor what my daughter watches just because I’m already going to have my hands full with her diva attitude I don’t need Peppa Pig’s occasionally sassy episodes showing her it’s ok to be a brat lol but it’s all trial and error not everyone’s kid is going to act out what they see and can watch that type of stuff ....these parents need to be consistent with you though.

  • Jamie
    Sep 26, 2018

    Shrek is nothing, my 2 yo loves Jurassic World and watches it everyday!

  • Kiersten
    Sep 26, 2018

    Oh please, Shrek is fine for kids. Yes there’s adult humor and sexual innuendos, but kids don’t pick up on them.

  • Crystal
    Sep 26, 2018

    😂😂 we love shrek in our house! I don’t see any issues with it! Much better for them than OITNB I’m sure!

  • Henry
    Sep 26, 2018

    My 17 month baby loves shrek and when he sees fiona sometimes says mama! You are fine

  • Ni
    Sep 26, 2018

    My LO is 17 months. She loved it at 15 months. Which I was pretty thrilled to watch something else besides Dave and Ava.

  • Stephanie
    Sep 28, 2018

    Why does it matter what others think about your child?

  • Adrianna
    Sep 28, 2018

    My almost 2 year old watches Shrek. She loves it. Especially when there is an older sibling or cousin in the mix, I would allow it. Main reason is she’s already understanding but doesn’t completely understand. For example as we get older and become adults/parents and watch a movie from our childhood we don’t realize the different humor a movie/show contains. By that I mean if our rewatch a show you will realize that the movie is made for children and parents. There is humor for both sides. The children won’t understand until later on in life. Like we didn’t realize until we were of age to understand. I say shrek is okay.

  • Hannah
    Sep 28, 2018

    My two year old isn't allowed to watch Shrek. The humor is a bit crude for her age in my opinion. We don't keep regular tv on around her because she's very intuitive to what's going on and soaks up everything like a sponge. Nothing wrong with being strict with tv with little ones, but you have to be consistent. If what you said about your relatives is true, then yes, they're being hypocritical. Even if they weren't though, letting your daughter watch Shrek is far from making you a bad mommy. So sorry your family made you feel that way.

  • Michelle
    Sep 30, 2018

    Um.... i think we have watched it 5 times this week.... it’s my 3yr olds favorite movie right now. They are just being rude

  • Anonymous
    Sep 30, 2018

    Oh please, watching Shrek doesn’t make you a bad parent. At this point in my parenting career, I’m so thankful to make it through each day (hopefully with my kids happy and healthy) that I don’t have the energy to judge other parents. And I don’t think very highly of those who do.

  • Junoii
    Oct 06, 2018

    Honestly I don’t think shrek is really all that appropriate for children. It has a ton of suggestive stuff in it. Yes , it’s made so that the kids don’t understand the jokes but the parents do to entertain everyone. But just because someone makes a “kids” movie doesn’t make it an appropriate kids movie. Now will It ruin your kid and mare him/her for life no. That being said, when it comes to media intended for kids you have to decide how far is to far and what you are okay with in your home around your kids not anyway else. If you think it’s harmless in this instance they cool, if not get rid of it.

  • M
    Oct 11, 2018

    My son watches this movie all the time. It’s one of his favorites. But I honestly do fast forward the beginning after the intro song past the part where he yells at the villagers and donkey. Just so he doesn’t have to listen to that just yet.

  • Jeni
    Oct 26, 2018

    I think it really depends on how your child reacts to each program. If she's singing & dancing to the movie, then why not. If she's picking up whiney habits or mimicking then maybe limit or stop watching that particular show /movie. She's your daughter, you do what's best for her and you. As for the anti shrek family, I'd say "thanks for the input" and go along with your day 😏✌️

  • Marga Phuang
    Oct 29, 2018

    A two year old won’t get the adult humor but it’s up to you what you want your kids to hear even if they don’t understand what it means

  • Damiana
    Dec 01, 2018

    My daughter’s now 3 years old and loves to watch Scooby-Doo since she was 2 and 1/2 years old. And we have watched Shrek too and she is fine. If you feel in your guts that something is too much for your child to watch, than trust yourself and don’t let them see it! But it’s your call as a parent to make. Other people shouldn’t interfere in it