20 Feb 2010

Blog Frog

There's a fascinating conversation happening in the Peaceful Community on our children reading books with adult themes. Do pop on over and have a read. What's your opinion?

When are your kids old enough for adult themes in books?

Also, I've just started a discussion on comics. What do you think of them? Do tell.

Perhaps you might even like to start a discussion of your own on something fascinating. Like whether you use a dryer or a clothes line, or something equally important...


  1. I'm supposed to be working on taxes...

  2. Hi Jeanne,
    I like the idea of a separate community - nice. :)

    Have a wonderful week,

  3. Hmmm. I would join the conversation on site, but it would be one more place for me to have to remember where I've been and what I've said.

    I tend towards Jillian's take on the matter. Some things are not "adult" they are just ...smutty. Or, maybe too violent, or, too painful.

    I recently had a conversation where I was told to "grow up", "be adult" etc, because I still believed the bible condemned homosexuality. The world tends to equate the embracing of sin as being adult, the preference for purity as childish.

    So... call me a baby, but there's a lot of stuff my children will not read while they live here. I'm not sure where we got the idea that we have to read graphic details of someone's perspective on sinful behaviour to be able to understand and respond appropriately. (not saying you believe that, but again, it seems it's accepted as fact by the larger community).

    Some things mentioned by another lady - unions, war stuff - I don't actually think of as adult themed. How the subject is handled may make a book suitable only for adults, but the themes themselves can be addressed successfully in children's books.


I'd love you to leave me a message. Tell me what you like - and what you don't. Just remember that this is what we do in our family - it doesn't have to be what you do in yours...