Is it ok to shelter your kids? My husband and I have decided as a couple that we will never let our children stay the night with another friend, unless it is absolutely necessary. Also, they won't be allowed to "go out" with friends without supervision, until they are at least 16-17 years old. My husband was raised this way, as were his siblings, and it definately kept them out of trouble and they are all well adjusted people. I was allowed to do whatever I wanted, and went through hell. I was allowed to go whenever I wanted, and always lied about where I was. I got into alot of trouble and suffered needlessly.
Do you think it is appropriate to be strict with children in this way or not? What could it hurt?
Answer by Finkette at 8:37 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:37 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 8:38 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:38 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:40 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:41 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Too much sheltering is not good for kids. Why wouldn't you let your child have a sleep over? I think that is mean & very over paranoid. My DD has had many. Of course, we know the families & trust them very much. There is also a good chance one of your children might rebel. That is a lot more common that you'd think. Times are different than when your DH was young. How you raise your kids will not be the same as when his parents did. Your children are different people too & might react differently.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:47 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 8:53 AM on Sep. 20, 2010