It's funny because I am generally a pretty permissive/ liberal parent.
My five year old seems to know more about sex than many ten year olds do. I don't helicopter my kids or consider to myself to by super protective.
But I don't see why 8 or nine year olds need to see PG 13 movies.
I know my kids are much younger and the fact that have no interest makes this very easy for me.
But I don't understand why so many parents of young kids don't seem to give a second thought to allowing them to watch PG 13 movies.
I don't need the APA to do my job as a parent. But I also don't have time to preview every crappy movie my kids want to watch. So I just default to them. If they think it's too much for kids under 13, I am certainly not going to let my eight year old watch it unless I've previewed it. And I have seen Twilight, and I don't see any reason for a preteen to watch it.
I know the peer pressure is enormous. I know it's really hard to say now when everyone else's mom says yes. But isn't that our job?