[DWJ] Re: Love Story

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 00:59:35 EDT 2006

Kyla Tornheim wrote:
> I will note, however, that telling me *why* she thought I wouldn't like it
> worked much better than when my mother said, "oh, um, er, I don't really
> want you watching 'Dirty Dancing,'" or "no, you can't read the Nancy Drew
> books." Those worked really well, considering we had the former on tape
> and the latter lived in my sister's bookcase at the other end of the room
> we shared. (I was generally a good kid, but the lesson that I have learned
> is that you need to tell kids-like-me your reasons. Tell me it's really
> scary and it'll freak me out and I'll stay far away. ;^)

I've firmly believed this ever since I read What Katy Did, and it
more-or-less works, too, even with my... high-spirited nephews.


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