That was the beginning of it all. She's only 7 and she is considered a tween? Really?
This all got me to thinking about whether or not I am holding her back in some ways. Not allowing her to be 7 -- not allowing her to grow into her years.....Am I keeping her from doing things that are age appropriate under the guise of teaching her godliness?
I am trying to figure out where that line is. Learning what God desires is of utmost importance and will not be compromised. The question is -- am I pushing it too far?
I have always been very careful about what I've allowed my children to watch on t.v. or listen to on the radio or play with. There are things I've said no to that will not change. For example, Bra*tz......Anything with that name, IMO, is unacceptable -- not to mention the way they dress those dolls. I also do not allow Spon*ge B*ob -- and I really don't plan on changing my mind on that, either. To me, it's just unnecessary.
There are other things, however, that I've said no to in the past that I am having to rethink now.
Things like H*annah M*on*tana and Hi*gh School Mus*ical...... I don't think these shows are unacceptable as the things previously mentioned. But, I've always just felt that she was too young for them.....even though all the girls her age were into them.
She desperately wants to watch Han*nah Mon*tana on tv. She really wanted to see High Sc*hool Musical 3......
Right now my compromise has been this.....We will watch an episode of HM together and go from there.....
And I've told her that I was afraid she wouldn't understand HSM 3 without seeing the other two? (I don't know as I've not seen them) but maybe we can watch these together also.
What advice do you all have ? I am experiencing great growing pains. In some respects, I want to shelter her and keep her pure forever.........but I know that isn't realistic in this world.....
I just so want to bring her closer to her Heavenly Father and not add anything to her life that will separate her from him...This is one of my biggest prayers in life. What do ya'll think?