Thanks for the reply's everyone , far less annoying than asking my husband.
Now that was LOL!
Yes your husbands families mass leaving and then returning is a little creepy. Sounds like someone in the family is pulling the strings.
Along with your good rules to protect your kids here are some other things to consider:
There are certain dangers raising children within a JW influenced household.
Number one the Ban on a life saving blood transfusion......my wife and I would never allow our child to stay over at either of our Mom's if we were out of town should an accident or or whatever would happened.
One meeting a week at their choice is more then enough if that.
No matter how loving...... a JW is compromised when it comes to blood. This belief is not shared with any other religion including the most rabid Orthodox Jew.
The JW pedophile problem is statistically as bad as the Catholic church. There is a bond of trust among the JW's that is unrealistic. In fact some have called it a 'pedophile paradise' because you need two witnesses to the sexual assault to bring to the Elders. Once brought to the Elders they had a policy of not notifying the police for the past decades. Now the tide is turning and A lot of people have been exposed and there are a lot of criminal indictments.
The WTBTS has always been reckless with the health, welfare and education of it's members. The lack of higher Education indicates that they are missing out on the better paying jobs leaving them as the lowest earning religion.
As many can tell you on this forum children are greatly influenced by other children especially those who are raised as JW's. So make sure their school experiences, especially sports and after school activities balance out the JW world view. Birthdays are a must. That is a child's special day.
They should be encouraged to associate with decent school and neighborhood kids to keep them normal.
Being a JW means you are in a dangerous cult........ you will need to be ever watch full.