DEAR ABBY: Last week, my 6-year-old daughter went to play at a classmate's house for the first time. When she came home, she told me that she and her little friend had seen a naughty video. Then she gave me a description of a couple engaged in an explicit sex act!
When I questioned her further, I was relieved to learn that she hadn't actually watched the video -- she had seen a picture on a video cover that had been left lying around. Even so, I was horrified because I felt a part of my child's innocence had been stolen. I deeply regret that I allowed her to go to her friend's home.
Now I don't know if I should confront the mother. I value our friendship and would not want to alienate her. My husband says to let it go and not allow our daughter to visit that friend's house anymore. They can play here instead. However, I feel strongly that the mother should know about the incident. What do you think, Abby? -- CONCERNED PARENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
DEAR CONCERNED PARENT: Both girls are far too young to be exposed to adult entertainment. I agree with your husband that your daughter should not play at the friend's house. However, the mother should know what happened -- so tell her, woman to woman.