*First of all- let me clarify that this is a question we were asked. We’re not at all saying if you make a different decision in this matter, you are wrong. This is simply the position we chose to follow when our children were young.
A: In raising our kids we chose to be on the cautious side. I’m not sorry that we did. Now as the world seems to be on a slippery slide into depraved immorality, I think parents need to exercise even more caution to protect their children. That’s one of the functions of a parent! If we don’t do it, who will?
One of our jobs is to train our children to learn discernment. Discernment is learning how to distinguish right from wrong and using that sensitivity to make wise choices in life.
When our kids are young, we need to be the filter for them and make our decisions cautiously. We need to be careful not to put them in situations where they are faced with moral dilemmas and not have us there to guide them through.