Things I couldn't explain to my kids
We live in an open world, where any kind of information is now available and accessible. We all know that! and no matter how much we try to control them from entering our children’s vision, we also know that it’s not realistic.
However, some topics are more difficult to explain to our children, but I believe that it is better that they hear from us rather than from the outside world.
You will notice in most of my articles that I don’t have or provide any solutions; but when we talk about parenting, since when was one single solution right anyway?! I always love to hear your thoughts, because afterall and as parents we need to be there for each other.
I remember growing up watching TV with my parents. You remember, don’t you? We never had anything else to do i.e: no tablets or phones. My parents would sit there watching, and whenever there was a kissing scene, I remember one of them would automatically flip the channel. I knew right then that this was an “inappropriate scene for my age to look at”, and so, all I knew that it was wrong, but I did not understand why.
Fast forward, there are a lot of times when I am sitting with my children watching TV. They would be playing games on their tablets, and there it is; a kissing scene, even on tablets some ads would pop up as animation of a couple kissing, and of course, my first reaction is to flip to another channel, or to always keep an eye on their tablet screen as much as possible, but not because I don’t want my children to know about these things but only because I have no idea what to say to them.
What do I tell them and when? They are 6 and 3, and they are girls. They are too young, but like I said, we cann’t completely control what they see and what they don’t. And so, lo and behold, I have ignored the conversation. And even as I write this, I am tongue tied, and now I understand why 30 years ago, my parents could not say anything.
I know that this topic may be a little out of the ordinary, but none the less, life as it is now have developed very fast and the access to content has never been easier through technology and one that every one of us will want to ensure what content our children has access to and and what age.
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