I think it’s important to be protective of your children. At the same time, I don’t want to be too protective or over-protective.
Having four boys, it’s been important to us to be protective without over doing it. I try to do things like monitor the television shows the boys watch. I want to know who they are running around with, and I think it’s important to keep an eye on the movies they’re seeing.
I especially want to be protective when it comes to girls in their lives. So when a girl showed up at my door not long ago, asking if one of my boys could come over to her house, I told her with a stern tone, “I’m sorry young lady, but I don’t have ‘that’ type of boy. Now you can get right back on your tri-cycle and go right back to your house!” (smile)
- How protective of your children are you these days?
- What are some signs that you’re being over-protective?