Why it’s okay to shelter your children

Why is it that we hear, “they are so sheltered!” with a quick laugh and a condescending tone? As if it is a bad thing to have a child unaware of the harsh reality of the world we live in. Whether it is the cartoon movies with adult humor, or the suggestive photographs casually placed at the checkout lane, there is enough out there clamoring for their attention that we wish wasn’t so in their face. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, the world taints a child’s innocence at too early of an age.