Game For Hanna Montana This Easter Weekend?

Send Easter EcardsI was witness to a huge row the other day. Rachael, my seventh grader niece and her mom Liz, fought over a movie! It so happened that I dropped by at their place, wanting a quick coffee on my way home. Rachael wanted to go to a show of the Hanna Montana movie this Easter weekend. Her friends had asked her if she wanted to join in, and Rachael was excited about it. Liz, being the protective mother that she was, wasn’t willing to allow her to the show with her friends. She wanted to accompany her. But Rachael was adamant about going out with her friends and not tow her mom along. This started a war of words between mom and daughter. Rachael wants to go out tomorrow. So folks, what is the right thing to do here? Let Rachael go? Or is she too young to get a taste of what’s out there? Do you go through similar issues? Your inputs might help Liz make a choice.

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7 thoughts on “Game For Hanna Montana This Easter Weekend?

  1. In my experience I have found that parents who are very protective over their children have good intentions, but however these children usually become rebellious as the enter teenage-hood. It’s Hannah Montana, it’s not some R rated film or what have you and it’s made for kids of her age. As long as it’s a relatively safe theater, her friends are trustworthy, then I see no reason for her not to be able to go.

  2. It is a hard question. We all go through this stage when we want to go out with friends and not parents. Stopping Rachel will only cause a rebell. How about asking where she is going and with whom she is going and giving her a time to be home? Some liberty may help.

  3. B. What is Rachael’s age? I guess that is the big question here. I understand how Rachael wishes to go out with friends without Mom. As she and her friends are becoming more and more independent. Yet, age does matter. If she is 10 years or older, I’d say she can go out with all her friends and perhaps return home at a specific time designated by Mom. But if she is younger, I think it is a good idea to have a parent acoompanying them all. It is a wild world out there and if these kids know better, it is OK to have an adult with them. An adult, that is who is unassuming and won’t barg into their conversations, chat, talk. Just be there as a guardian, support- sort of like a silent body guard, is best. L.

  4. I think that children need some liberty.Her mother could take her wherever she wants to go and then pick her up when she wants to leave.Give her some time to spent alone with her friends but still be there in case she needs something.

  5. If the content of the movie is for kids of that age, it is o.k for them to watch it without a grownup by their side in a theatre. Its not so much about letting them watch the movie without an adult, its about the safety I would worry about. Theatres are pretty safe, we rarely hear any incidents but who knows, it is a wild world out there like L said. What if the girl goes out alone to use girl’s room in the middle of the movie and meets a person who got some evil intentions, who knows? At least my thoughts would go that way. 7th graders are normally older than 11. If the 7th grader is matured enough not to talk to strangers and so on, it might be o.k to send her with her friends group with lots of instructions. But one adult accompanying would always be safe. (I agree with Merrily, when parents are protective with good intentions, kids can turn out to be rebels). So if the kids are so stuck on going by themselves, it doesn’t hurt for the parent to hangout outside the theatre for those couple of hours (with kids knowing). Both safety and privacy achieved. Considering the times we are living in, it’s wise to be safer than sorry.

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