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Divorcing Dad Wants Limits on Children's Media Exposure

David238 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:16 PM
I tend to agree with you. By the time I was 18 I was out of the house and successfully on my own. My own two kids are now grown and one struggled for a little bit but has since joined the Navy and is doing quite well. The other is finishing his last semester at a community college and then will be off to UC Davis. I can't imagine my kids being ready for adulthood if I had limited their freedom to make decisions to such an extent that they couldn't even use Facebook until they were 17.

From this week’s email, a message from a dad whose ex-wife doesn’t share his concerns about the influence of the culture on their high schooler and preteens:

To: Marybeth

From: A concerned dad

How do you suggest defending against the culture’s assault on childhood when it starts coming via an “inside job”? My soon-to-be ex previously saw and resisted it, but in recent years has pretty much switched rather than fight.

For example, it bothers me that she lets our high schooler play games with unacceptable content (violence and sexual themes), and allows the younger ones...