Death, killing, disaster, sex and secrets that are usually kept away from children were kept away from me in my childhood as well.
My father, a well-read hard worker, who saw how the TV corrupts the young and unlike Socrates’ judges, he was in the right with killing this convict.
What a sacrifice!
At least we succeeded in getting our neighbooring friend to invite us to watch Spongebob in their house. When the internet came, we proudly shared with him how we too now could watch the newest episodes from our favourite shows.
My children will certainly spend the evenings like in the old days – not because I’m a 21th century luddite (I am) but because I will thereby also join the group of parents who make their children a part of (a sort of) intellectual elite.