I REMEMBER WHEN WE ALLOWED OUR SON, age 13, TO GET A CELLPHONE.
Firstly, the questions. But how did we know this was the right age? How would we monitor it? Would we talk with him about predators?
Then the judgement: my kid has had one since he was 9. I don't believe in restricted technology. We don't allow them to have their own - we have a family only one. Why does your kid even want one? For games huh? My kid is too busy inventing and loving his classical piano to bother with them.
Well, you know how it goes.
Unfortunately, it's been this every step of the way. According to the internet and the "world" we sleep trained wrong, we definitely toilet trained too late, we shouldn't have allowed a dummy, we had too many rules, not enough, we were too permissive, too weirdly strict.
Exhausting. Just exhausting trying to fit in and make all the "right" decisions all the time.
So we've decided that the SharperThinker vibe is: be you. Trust your instincts. Do it your way. Be at rest. Create. Enjoy. You'e doing it right enough. Relax Mama bear. Relax.