Amy Green had such a great question- she wanted to know about balance. She wanted to know how I decided on how to balance material for kids, young adult and teens on tv. At what age I decided what shows or programs were too early to be introduced. How do I STILL let my child be a part of the popular culture and whatever their friends are into and STILL be a good example.
Well, this is hard. Parenting is hard and it just keeps getting harder. I honestly thought it would get easier, NO, what a joke. We are here to be our children’s parents, not their friends. I knew that from them beginning. My Mother always tried to be my friend. That turned out awful. I needed a parent, we all do.
Gracie’s Dad and I raised Gracie in Church together. After he passed away, I carried that on. I know that everyone is not a Christian and we all have our own point of views. We just love the Lord.
There has always been certain movies that she just has not been able to watch. That is whether it is age appropriate or even if it is and all her friends are doing it. She just plainly says, My Mom says that’s not a movie for our family to watch. There are books she can not read, I just won’t let her. She has learned which one’s not to even ask about. When her friends says something about it, she says the same thing, that is not a book for our family.
We have never seen Harry Potter movie or read any of their books, all of the kids at school think we are just weird. I have usually subbed at Gracie’s at school and I can usually explain. Gracie does a good job.
I may not have answered this the way you wanted it answered, but I answered it from our point of view. We live our quiet little, sheltered life. We don’t bother anybody. We attend Church on Sundays and Wednesdays. It’s just sometimes, our lifestyle doesn’t coincide with everyone else’s lifestyle. No one has made fun of her at all, honestly! It works for us and you will find what works for you. It just takes a little trial and error.