Recycled post: Setting limits
I rediscovered this post from 2010. I liked it so I thought I'd share it with you.
I make him feel left out a lot because we won't let him watch 'M' rated movies. He has seen a few - at parties, friend's houses etc, but in general we'd prefer him not to. I also don't let him watch whatever he likes on TV - again, seems to be fairly common among his friends.
I was also presented with the famous, "But All the other Mums are Letting their Kids do It" award last week by my daughter. This was over a sleep-over birthday party that I was saying no to. We had a bad experience last year where the girls only got about 4 hours sleep and as a 9 year old it took days for her to recover from it.
Plus what's left to do in high school if they do it all in primary school? I know that we're on the conservative end of the spectrum, but I do wonder if anyone's really that bothered about what is going into children's minds. Are there any other parents saying 'no' to their children? I'm sure that parents are saying 'no' - perhaps we're just doing it over issues at different points on the spectrum.