A Short Rant
It is better to live in a place where I have the ability to explain difficult things to my children, things that I might be morally opposed to, in my own words in the best way I can, than live in a place where those things are done for me, or restricted by law.
I would rather my children be exposed to dangerous ideas, arming them with accurate information, so they can determine for themselves, which path they want to travel in life, than see them sheltered from what someone might consider wrong, out of some misguided notion of protection and preservation.
I want to be present when my children have questions, need advice, understanding that my advice might not be followed.
I do not blame the culture at large (media, television programs,or internet influenced morality) for my mistakes, or those of my boys. I take full responsibility for my own mistakes and if my children are not fully prepared to make good decisions, the blame is more mine than that of any outside influence.
Be responsible. Take responsibility.
Some of my ideas came from –To the mosquitoes:
Annoyance from the parent, angry they had to explain something difficult to their child, blaming it on the television. Do better.