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Old 10-15-2008, 06:50 AM   #13
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Re: "Are you there God, it's me Margaret..." for an 8 yr old?

Well, my oldest dd started her period at 9. I think the book is innocent enough, and I don't believe in hiding things from kids anyway. It's a great way to open up a conversation between you and your daughter about things you inevitably have to talk about with them anyway. I loved the book as kid, and so did my oldest dd.

I do believe we should monitor the content of what our children read, so we can talk about it. My ds just read Killing Mr. Griffin (he is in 7th grade) w/o my knowledge. I was a little shocked when I read what the book was about (a group of hs students kidnap/kill their English teacher), especially when I find out that it was chosen from the classroom library in his English teacher's class. You'd think she wouldn't want to put ideas in any kids head! I was upset that he read that book, because to me the content was more for high school age students, and even then, I'm not sure I would want him to read something like that.
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