So, am I crazy for thinking it is way too early for my child to experience things other kids are exposed to?
Many times this exposure comes from their parents and I realize that the parenting spectrum is extremely broad… I mean you have many different combinations types of parenting. For example, you may have an extreme “natural” parent who only uses organic everything from food to clothing to diapers but still shows their children violent (in my opinion) films or cartoons. Then, you may also have the parent who is much more liberal with food, clothing, etc. and only let’s their child watch PBS 30 minutes a week.
However you choose to raise your child is 100% your choice and I applaud all of us out there, simply due to the fact that we are raising our children. So, this rant isn’t directed at anyone or anything, it’s just thoughts being said or I mean written!
With all this said, I’m going to propose a few questions… And share my answers. I’d love to hear yours and also have more questions to contemplate, so please share!
Here we go… (Remember these are opinions)-
When do you show your child his/her first super hero movie? We haven’t and don’t plan to anytime soon. Our beliefs is that there is enough educational tv/movies out there, why dilute it with things they don’t understand, nor should understand.
When do you introduce your child to fast food (McD’s, BK, etc.) ? We haven’t and hope to never introduce them to it… Again, in our minds, there are better choices. Although, we have got ice cream from DQ twice,been to subway and gone out to restaurants.
When do you stop with naps? We haven’t and are not seeing this happen in the near future. If he stops napping on his own, we will still ask that he takes some alone time in his room. We’ve read it’s a good resting technique, which also builds up independence.
Have/when do you do away with the pacifier? How’d you do it? We haven’t done this, we don’t see the rush and our oldest only uses it for bed. Plus, the ADA just came out and said it shows no harm. We plan to let nature take its course.
When are courtesies and manners taught? We are very big on this and always prided ourselves in this… So, we have been working on this since the get go!
Switching to crib/toddler bed/big boy bed? Our big guy is in a toddler bed and we let him dictate when the changes come. Yes, crib to TB is based more on safety than anything but we see no rush, it’s his sanctuary so lets let him have it the way he wants.
Sports games/going out/concerts?
Our oldest has been to numerous concerts, tons of sounders games, a couple football games and many other outings. Our youngest is well on his way to match big bro’s number of outings at the same age. Personally, we want our boys to experience as much as they can and we love sharing these times with them!
Here ends the ?’s for today… I’ll be back soon!
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