About This Blog:
The purpose of this Blog is to provide a Christian perspective on speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction) & manga (Japanese Graphic Novels/Comics) for Kids and Teens. There is a lot of stuff bombarding our youth today and imposing all kinds of ideas into their lives. Where I believe many of these things are inappropriate, or age specific, Christians do have a tendency to boycott and ban certain stuff, such as stories, without getting to know the content for themselves, and many times these “witch hunts” are unfairly targeted.
I remember growing up with my mother saying things like, “It’s evil, you are not allowed…” and my peers teasing me because I was clueless about the current culture. Kids need to fit in with their peers to a certain degree–no one is an island after all–but they don’t have to do so by conforming to the “secular” ideals that these mediums are imposing either.
Rather than being a ban everything parent, chose to get involved. Explain the difference between real-world and make-believe situations, and give your children knowledge about why other people believe this or that, and then explain why you believe it’s missing important truths. Use these opportunities not to frustrate your children, but to expand upon important lessons in their lives.
My motto is: education not isolation.
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About The Author:
James D. Maxon was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and now lives with his wife and daughter in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A writer of Fantasy/Speculative Fiction, poetry, expository, narrative and persuasive genres, James targets children and teens with messages of faith, hope and insight. Author Bio Here.