...So we have to depend on her to make the right decision when we are not there. But what they see elsewhere is what they do...
It IS Difficult - HOWEVER, please allow your situation to teach those who still have very young children and want them to stay true.
While you and your husband have properly focused on your child, the one other thing that could be done (or, should have been done very early on)....is to REMOVE the television from your home.
This will make MOST people very angry (because most people are desperately addicted to television themselves).
Most children's minds are "seeded" from their earliest years with the media's perspective on sex. Even if they hear differently (occasionally at least) from their parents....and attend church....those occasional messages are OVERWHELMED by hours upon hours (per day) of television.
And what are the messages, said (but usually un-said)?
See for yourself....those actors and actresses who are fawned over by the kid's parents (us) are themselves having children out of wedlock...playing roles in sitcoms and movies which include blatant sex scenes or messages (e.g. Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine have a friendship that includes this AND "that").
I know, I know....funny show.....but what's the message about sex?
And even everyone's darling? Someone who has made otherwise very family-friendly movies......Sandra Bullock?
She gives a "make-out" kiss to a much younger female actress on stage during her award ceremony, all to cheering and cat-calls of the audience, just like slut Madonna.
The messages cannot be avoided even by "selectively" watching TV.
"We only let our kids watch the safe shows" you say?
Hey that's great. Like....hmmm, let's see...like Britney Spears when she was on the Mickey Mouse club and singing those "pure" songs years ago?
Oops....bad example....sorry. Let's see, who else?
Hey....how about Hanna Montana, yeah. Such a nice girl....I see her stuff in the children's department at Wal-Mart.
Wonder what she's up to these days?
(check that out for yourself)
Those who produce popular media WANT your children to be sexually active as YOUNG AS POSSIBLE.
REMEMBER....the same people who own MTV own Nickelodeon.
If you try to block the obvious stuff, but still allow them into your home AT ALL, they'll find another way....as long as YOU allow them access to your child's mind, they'll find a way.
Bottom line. For parents that TRULY care about this issue and have very young kids....there is STILL time....
If you can summon the strength to break YOUR addiction....Get RID of the TV now.