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My parent's favorite books to discuss were anything that someone was trying to ban from a library. They really wanted my take on weather or not I thought it was appropriate for my age group or not.
 


 

lol.gif   Nothing is more guaranteed to make me get a children's book and offering it to my own children than finding out someone has challenged it.  My dc often decline to read whatever it is, because it doesn't capture their interest (or they don't want a prolonged discussion with me about whether it should be banned, whether it's appropriate, whether the issues are dealt with fairly....... rolleyes.gif  )

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Originally Posted by JollyGG View Post

 

My parent's favorite books to discuss were anything that someone was trying to ban from a library. They really wanted my take on weather or not I thought it was appropriate for my age group or not.
 


 

lol.gif   Nothing is more guaranteed to make me get a children's book and offering it to my own children than finding out someone has challenged it.  My dc often decline to read whatever it is, because it doesn't capture their interest (or they don't want a prolonged discussion with me about whether it should be banned, whether it's appropriate, whether the issues are dealt with fairly....... rolleyes.gif  )


Yep. That pretty much summed up my parents take on the books. Us kids attitude about it as well. My parents were usually fairly disappointed when we weren't interested in a book that was a topic of controversy too. Occasionally it was a book we had read and the conversions really were about our take on the issue.

post #43 of 43

I would never censor outright. It wouldn't really accomplish anything IMO. I would, as many other posters have said above, openly and honestly discuss any concerns I had with the material. "Just so you know, that story has some pretty intense stuff in it about murder and rape. I don't have objections to you reading it really, but I wanted to touch on that with you just so you wouldn't be shocked or overwhelmed by it. Do you think it will bother you a lot or no?"  Something like that...  Also just letting her know that you're there to be a sounding board for any part of the book(s) she wants to process.  I think it can actually be a great way to share your thoughts on weighty subject matter in a semi causal way. :)

 

 Peace, Un

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