I actually don’t think I’m overprotective, I think most parents aren’t protective enough. Yeah, I said it.
I’ve been doing a lot of praying and reading and more praying lately and I really feel that it’s just not ok for my kids to be exposed to lots of things that other kids their ages are being exposed to.
I know some will think I’ve gone batty but I honestly don’t care. Take for instance books. R1 read the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and really liked it and I was so happy that he finally wanted to read that I didn’t really think much of it. Of course, he wanted to read the whole series so I told him we’d look for them. Well, we could only find #4 and I bought it so we’d have it when he got to it, and told him we’d keep looking for the others. Then I sat down and read #4 and there’s just no way I’m going to let him continue these books.
I can see how most would think they are harmless but after reading it I was really annoyed that someone would write something like that for my child to read. The boy in these books is crude and disrespectful and it definitely would introduce ideas to my son that he’s not familiar with yet and I DO think it’s my job to protect him.
While I don’t think everything he reads needs to be about God, I DO think they need to be worthwhile in some way. He’s so smart and growing so fast that I see no reason to let him fill his head with drivel.
So from here on out I’ll be much more involved when he chooses a book to read.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil. 4:8