Do you guide reading choices?
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|Tue, 06-25-2013 - 2:18pm|
This came out of a discussion I was part of elsewhere, but I thought it would be particularly relevant to parents of younger gifted kids. To what extent, if any, do you guide your child's reading choices?
Do you choose books on your child's behalf? Do you allow your child to choose from amongst a curated selection of books or from amongst a particular section (eg. the children's section but not the teen section at the library)? What do you do, or what would you do, if your child asked to read a book that you felt was inappropriate for their age (eg. what if your 6-year-old picked up "The Hunger Games" or "To Kill a Mockingbird")?
For parents of older kids: how much did you guide? Did you change your ways as time went along? How do your kids and you feel, looking back at the way you handled it?