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PARENTING AND FAMILY

These pages hope to bring you snapshots of my family life, to illustrate how Steiner Education and Anthroposophy have influenced it through the years. 

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  1. ka / Mar 27 2011 9:32 pm

    Help! My husband was showing the musical video track portions from an episode of Glee to my 9-yo son and skipping through scenes, and though he was fast-forwarding, my son caught glimpse of the 2 gays kissing! Horrible!

    I have never been so mad in my life. My son goes to MWS in Timberland and I try to limit their TV viewing to my disappointment since we don’t have our own house and live with my folks and sisters. If I had my way we wouldn’t even have TV.

    I am not sure what effect such a disgusting scene would have on my young son and how to remedy such an exposure.

    • panjeetapales / Mar 28 2011 10:08 am

      Hi Ka,

      I can relate to your dismay, so if you can’t completely avoid TV, maybe you can adjust the way you show stuff to your child. You and your husband can agree not to fast forward as your son is watching, for example, but to have just whatever portion you want to show him already ready.

      Also, our reactions weigh in a lot when our kids see things we wish they hadn’t. Hard as it is, you can just be calm when these things happen and be ready to answer whatever questions arise for your child. You can’t answer objectively when you’re so overtaken with feelings of disgust, for example.

      Just keep calm, talk to your husband about how to avoid this in the future, and then try your best to answer questions (if they arise) from your son, without putting your judgments and emotions into the picture. As much as possible, we want to leave them free in this area.

      I hope this helps. Deep breaths.

      Panjee

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