By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
Harry Potter is as real in our house as Grandma who lives 4 states away. I came to the series late; I waited until the 7th book came out before starting the series and then read the entire thing in a week. Since then I've read it to my kids, with my kids and now my 8-year-old just finished the books on his own. But while we regularly yell "Wingardium leviosa!" at each other (hasn't worked yet but you never know), we won't be in the audience for the last movie. Why? I like to keep my kids culturally clueless, cuts down on teen pregnancy later in life. Kidding! My kids, 8, 7, 5, and 1, are too young. I may be the last parent on the planet who thinks kids should be 13 to see a PG-13 movie but there you go.
And then there's the issue that just like any adored relative, there are still some things I don't want my kids to learn from the boy under the stairs.
1. Snogging. I know it'sRead More »from Top 10 Things I Hope My Kids DON'T Learn From 'Harry Potter'