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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Emajor
Ogden, UT

This is really weird on a number of levels.

PRSANDNSS
CONYERS, GA

Chill, Emajor. It's cute and they have cool parents. Enough said. =]

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

Hopefully, this won't be the next trend for helicopter parents i.e. beauty pageants for girls of similar age.

p.s. Boy bands are evil.

twinfallsid
TWIN FALLS, ID

prsandnss: come on. These are 5 year old boys! Does my 6 year old need to be sending the message that girls are beautiful? He needs to be a 6 year old, playing with cars and legos etc. And about this being a teaching moment; I'm sure the boys are going to remember the "lesson" over the red carpet and STAR treatment And apparently it was more important than the message the Young Women Presidency had prepared for New Beginnings. The message it's sending is these parents are just trying to get attention. I don't think these videos do anything to strengthen our youth or their testimonies. Make a fun video with your family and share it with your family. Nothing wrong with that. Just don't post it on youtube and pass it off as a testimony-building experience, or "teaching moment". It's just another "Put me in the spotlight!" And that's what really is our purpose here on earth....

Abinadis friend
Boise, Idaho

What a delight. It is so great to see good messages taught to the Children. Family Home evening is a wonderful time to teach them. Bless you in raising your children in these days. You are doing the right thing. Keep up the good work.

AChapin
Albany, Linn, OR

Cat's in the cradle.

Grandebbie
Rigby, ID

I agree with "Emajor" that this is just weird in so many ways. If we are to teach our children correct principles, priorities need to be set on gospel centered teachings, not on being "cool" parents, or in coaching our kids to focus on things that lead them, line upon line and precept upon precept, down the wrong path. 5 year olds need to enjoy being 5, and not be focused on the things of the world. In my opinion, this video reflects parents that have worldly priorities. Don't think that these kids are not "learning" anything by making this video. Children learn from everything they are exposed to, good or bad. With the condition of the world today, parents need to be actively engaged in constantly teaching their children the things of God. I can't tell you how much this video disapoints me in just about every aspect.

Just 'B'
REXBURG, ID

It's great to see parents who take time for their kids. Teaching them to have fun, build bonds of friendship, and spending time with a dad and siblings who care. I for one can't much wrong with that. And if in the process they are able to teach a boy how to respect a girl, wow, if only the NOW could produce such results. Cheers to the "Five and Fresh" and fun Father!!!

Mrs TAP
Bountiful, UT

How could anyone criticize this?! It's a very wholesome way for young boys to spend their time.. a good family activity, & they, obviously, had so much fun doing it. The girls were way older & were their sisters! I loved it & just shared on FB. I can picture my 5-yr-old granddaughters doing something similar & wish we had a good videographer in the family :) Hope you cute kids make another one very soon & remain friends forever!

crawfordzoo
Barstow, CA

There is more than one way to bond as a family. It doesn't always have to be a lesson from the Book of Mormon. Lighten up!

DMJ
Newbury Park, CA

I see nothing inherently evil in the content. However, this production seems to be typical of this generation of parents who often post pictures and videos on FB and Youtube in hopes of eliciting responses of how beautiful and talented they and their children are.

CougMan
San Diego, CA

I'm a bishop in San Diego and am proud that these kids and parents are finding ways to enjoy life and develop their talents. We can turn about any experience we have into metaphors to better our lives, so don't be so critical of these kids and their parents.

For those of you that are so critical of something so innocent, you need to learn to not be so judgmental. Shame on you. You can raise your children however you want. It's these kinds of extreme comments and opinions that have so much of the world thinking Mormon's are prudish. Let's fight our battles elsewhere.

I'll bet those that are making these critical comments are also proud to point to Donny and Marie as Mormon's. Were they wrong to publicly perform when they were five?

Let's celebrate the fact that Mormon kids and youth can take advantage of our modern day media and have good clean fun doing it. I would be proud to be their bishop.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

From the article I thought the boys would be singing in the video. Not sure about the lip sync talent factor. Still it was cute.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

Uh, why is this news? This is bizarre. Along the Wasatch Front, there seems to be an obsession with fame/fortune as if that's where try happiness is found.

rickplatts
Ridgecrest, CA

I thought this was fun. Also, I love getting ideas on ways to have wholesome fun with my boys. I am not the "fun" dad that my kids deserve, so things like these are inspiring to me. I would love to do something like this with my kids, but I lack the time, talent, and creativity to do it. I say kudos to these parents for being awesome!! I'm sure they are strengthening family relationships through happy quality time spent together doing righteous activities. And THAT'S what the gospel is all about!!!

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

Shamelessness!!!!!
Their 15 minutes of fame and glory,
(not to mention their so called family home evening time)
would be better spent by doing something for the community!!

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Cougman,

"you need to learn to not be so judgmental"

Followed by:

"Shame on you"

Okey dokey!

Yermom
American Fork, UT

Seriously! If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. If you didn't like the video, chilax and find something else that rocks your boat. It is just some kids having fun with their families. If they don't teach/live the gospel the way you think they should...then make a change in your own home. Don't be casting stones for people who are just trying to have a little fun. I enjoyed the video. I thought it was cute!

jeanie
orem, UT

If you have ever spent any time with 5 year old boys you know their are keenly aware of girls and feel they ARE beautiful in a very pure and innocent way. Yes, kindergarten boys play with cars and Legos, but they also notice girls they think are beautiful. As a teacher of kindergarteners and 1st graders I can tell you some cute stories about this. There is nothing wrong or evil about this video, it's darling. What a fun activity for a bunch of young friends.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Amen Emajor!

When did the D-News become desperate for the attention of the world for the LDS religion? Does anyone find the obsession with gaining the praise of man to be off-centered from the Gospel Teachings? It's cool to have hobbies, but it looks like these five-year-olds are being pushed into this by their parents to satisfy their need for attention. It just seems strange and looks like parents living vicariously through their children.

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