The good news is DH gets it... I knew it was a clueless moment.. He figured since it was Dinsey it was fine.
He actually watched some of it then saw DSD repeating phrases and such that he wasn't keen on.
Granted she will likely hear these phrases at school and pick it up anyway... but that doesn't mean we have to promote it in our house.
DH said he just doesn't know all the kid shows and didn't realize that some kids shows aren't really kid friendly... he figured everything on Disney was "safe"... poor man. lol
So I think DSD's days of watching HM at our house are over. Yay for trying to regain brain cells.
|I just wanted to say I'm all for different rules, but in order for that to work you AND your dh must have the same standards. If your dh shares a certain standard with your dsd's mom, then it's no longer differences in the two different households, it's the differences between biological parents and a stepparent's opinion.
I am still not keen on this line of thinking, and doubt I will ever back down on my opinion anytime soon... DH is MY parenting partner in this household. DSD's Mom is perfectly entitled to make decision in her house... but I am not going to sit back and be a third wheel to standard for the way we raise children in this house.
I completely understand that different ages will come with different rules/privilages... However, children do talk, and I have seen this in my own growing up... if all of a sudden parents change things up and what 2 children could not do at 5 years old, and then their last 5 year old is allowed to do it, it becomes this big, "well Mom and Dad let me do this and not you.. nah nah nah." Beleive me... it happens and kids don't forget. This happened some in my house growing up, though for the most part, as oldest I set the precedent... Mom figured out ages to allow certain things and kept with it... didn't change it up for my two younger sisters.
That is how I view my future... I'm setting standards now... I don't want our young children to be consumed by TV, and that precedent should start now... Why should things just instantly change in 3 months because then all of a sudden I'm a bio parent to one child in this house?
No... sorry, that doesn't sit well with me. DH and I parent together in this house, and things we don't agree on we discuss... and DSD's Mom's values/rules do not ever come into it... she has no say in how we parent in THIS house. It is not her household.