My mom was saying to me the other day that she would have my niece come and stay with her except that she didn't like going to the meetings. Amber is 5 years old. Of COURSE she doesn't like going to the meetings! But she doesn't get to stay with gramma on Sat nights anymore because she won't go(she misses Sunday School and church!). I really need to talk to my brother and sis in law about letting her go anyway. I am kind of surprised that they allow it as I know how much of his JW life was spent getting spanked in the ladies room of the local hall. I don't remember him going much past 6-8 years old. Still trying to figure out how he managed that.
I have made it clear that my son is not to go to meetings. He has never been invited to spend the night with grandma. Ever. He is 6, and my mom keeps saying that it is because he doesn't "listen". He listens as well as any 6 year old. I wouldn't let him stay over there anyway anymore, but I know he feels bad as Gramma tells him he is so naughty. I think her attitude towards him is some sort of passive aggressive thing and I am the real issue, but I am also her best friend and she doesn't want to 'lose' me. She couldn't anyway! I love her. No matter what.
There were 2 twin sisters, and I used to study with them when I was a young teenager. They were both very loving and kind girls, both young married women. They went to a JW school in LA. It had been started because of the flag controversy. I don't think they were ever 'bad' kids, though one of them married a pompous jerk(abusive I think), later divorced him and got a kind husband.
I have mentioned our 'youth group' WT study on Sat. nights was cancelled after a year + or so. The elders had chaperoned it, and had no problem until the one WT discussion on 1975. Problem with all those kids, you get them together, and they come up with ideas and insights on their own, and in a forum where they are more free to express them, THEY DO. Thats dangerous in that organization. People thinking, and all.