Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Question? Book Restrictions?

Weekend Question is a fun way to get to know my followers. I enjoy knowing little tidbits of your lives.

Weekend Question?

Do you read the books before your child does? Or do you think parents have the right to say yes or no to a book?

Yes, I do believe a parent has a right to say yes or no up to a point. Once a child reaches a certain age I don't see any point. There is nothing a kid/teen won't see on the news that they will read in a book. My son is still young so I go through all of his books. I recently came across a book with guns in it. I didn't think it to be appropriate for a 3 or 4 yr old so I nixed it.  It was a great book, I'm just not ready to introduce certain things to my son. 

So What about you?

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Kayleigh@ OnceUponABookNerd... said...

It is actually quite surprising what you find in children's books today.

I love the idea of this question and how important it is these days. Infact I am on my way of writing a discussion about it on my blog.

Juju at Tales of said...

I'm with you. It's the responsibility and right of the parents. But once they reach a certain age, there isn't much you can do any more other than be aware of what their reading, read it with them, and discuss the issues presented in the book. Great question.

Jenny N. said...

I've never really thought about this question since I don't have any kids. But I think parents should up to a certain age.

Zibilee said...

I have teenagers, and I don't restrict the books they read. If they were younger kids, I probably would watch more closely what they were reading, but up to a point, I know what they are reading because I buy all the books in the house. I think once they reach a certain age, they should be allowed to explore any book that they wish to read. This is a great question, Liz!

Rubita said...

This is a tricky question. I think parents should at least be aware of what their children are reading...but I don't think they necessarily have to read books before their children do. To be honest, the thing I wish parents would monitor is the video games their children play. I don't think I've ever read a kids book that wasn't outdone by the violence (not to mention sexual situations) in a "children's" book.

TheBookGirl said...

When my daughter was young, I definitely considered everything she read first.
When she got into middle school, I tried to keep tabs on what she was reading, but there were things I'm sure I missed.
And guns in a book for young children -- I would've nixed it too.