I recently read a blog post focusing on the joys of parenthood & how easily they can be snatched away by constant worry & stress. It talked about taking an old school approach to parenting. To think about how we were raised, before technology & judgement became so prevalent in order to ease the burden. To let kids be kids & to not be a “hover parent”.
All of which I agree with.
However, it also took somewhat of a stab at the mom’s who may do a little more. The specific example was a mother who does a birthday time capsule each year to give her son as an 18th birthday present. I don’t think the idea was to guilt any mother for wanting to document things (whether for her child’s sake or for her own). I think it was more supposed to let mothers know that is not a necessity in order to be a good parent. BUT it really got me thinking.
Why can’t we do both?