Tabby the Cat: TV Temptation

My parents do not allow me to watch a certain program on TV that all my friends can watch. When I go to my friend's house, I watch it there, but then I feel bad. I don't know why my parents have to be so strict. Is it wrong for me to watch the program at my friend's?

Sara

Dear Sara,

Thanks for writing. I know how hard it can be when you want to watch something on TV but you are not allowed to. The guilty feeling you have is Jesus telling you that it is wrong and you should not have watched the show. Also, remember how very much your mom and dad love you. They would never let anything happen to you. They only want what is best for you. So it may be hard right now to understand why they do not want you to watch that show, but remember they are only trying to protect you. Next time you are at your friend's house try suggesting another show on TV to watch or a game you could play together instead.

Love,

Tabby the Cat

Tabby the Cat answers are written by Tabitha Rudge Smith.  If your child or grandchild has a question for Tabby, please e-mail her.  Although she may be unable to personally answer each one, she will answer questions in future newsletters.