I feel like I just need to say this.
In Tea Time, we talked about banned books, and I saw a lot of tweets from people getting upset about parents wanting shelter their children from reading a book because of the content.
That is totally ok.
What is NOT ok, is taking the book, or requesting it to be banned (because than other kids can't read it, and they might enjoy it, and it might help them in some way), and telling their child you can't read it just because. They can't read it because...give reasons. Give reasons to your children WHY. It makes them feel like they're important, and you love them. This is speaking from a child's point of view.
My mom is the most amazing mom in the world, and yes, I've gotten upset at her for taking books from me, or telling me I can't watch something. But it's for the better, and us kids just need to understand this. She also gave me reasons, and good reasons they were.
I'm not allowed to read Harry Potter, or Twilight.
I wasn't allowed to read The Hunger Games for the longest time, but now, I'm allowed, and I'm glad I waited.
Maybe someday, I'll be allowed to read Harry Potter, and Twilight. When I'm eighteen, and I move out of the house, I can read whatever I want, but for now, my mom makes sure that I'm save, and 'sheltered' as much as she can.
Because she loves me.
It's Banned Books Week next week! Read a banned book!! Tweet it, etc. :D