keeping a 'tween' young
My older DD is 7 yrs, her younger sister 5 yrs. As we enter the "tween" years with the 7 yr old, I am wondering if others have had success keeping their kids "young" meaning still interested in toys/books/movies/TV geared toward kids rather than all the "tween-focused" media that seems to me to be aimed at moving kids from acting like 6 year olds to acting like 16 year olds overnight. We do not have cable/satellite, which has helped, since my kids have only the faintest clue about Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Cheetah Girls, etc. I am not a "girly" person, myself so nail polish and makeup aren't around the house for the most part, and I buy all her clothes, and she doesn't care too much what I get. I know that many of her friends are more exposed to the shows/music/etc that I am trying to avoid for a while, at least. It hasn't been a problem, but I want to have some more ideas on how to keep it from being a problem for as long as possible. Especially because once she gets into this stuff, her sister will be into it as well, and I don't need a 5 year old who thinks she is 16! Anyone else worried about this issue or have you dealt with it successfully?