We talked extensively about how we need to be very watchful with how different things are from when we were growing up. Knowing which environments & experiences we expose our children to is surely one thing & then knowing which ones to extricate them from is definitely another. Needless to say, it's not an art or a science, it's a (very) spiritual matter - imo.
During our reflection later, my husband and I said we need to be careful that in taking care of our children, we don't isolate them from the "building blocks" of life. It's one thing to "insulate" our children but we need to be careful not to isolate them. We know too many parents who want to (& actually) "bubble-wrap" their children but that is one sure way to set them up for failure.
I agree that our children are precious - mine are extremely precious. However, life as a whole is precious & fragile which is why we must handle it with prayer - based on God's Word.
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.* (Isaiah 30:21 - NLT)