There is a fine line between sheltering your child and protecting her. I want to protect her for as long as I can.
|Bad role models...|
One day I came home from work and my daughter was watching a movie. It was a rainy day and she had had blood taken earlier in the day, so I was fine with her watching a movie. I wasn't fine with what she was watching.
|"Tangled:" Appropriate for 4 year-olds?|
I bit my tongue because my wife was having a stressful week at work and staying late for a third day in a row. I did this... for two days. (And I thought giving up chocolate for Lent was a challenge).
When I finally brought it up, nonchalantly, I told my wife my concern. She then revealed to me that she approved the movie. But why?
A few days later, at dance class, I was talking to a group of parents about "Tangled" as our daughters pranced and pirouetted in the next room. None of them seemed to think it was that bad at all. In fact, they all thought it was great for four year-olds. That night I watched it with her. We both enjoyed it. It was fine... except for the end, with the stabbing someone with a knife and the throwing someone else out of a window.
Am I being too protective?
|The treasure she unearthed|