I’ve had this conversation several times. Reflecting on my childhood freedom and wondering how we managed to actually grow up/make it to this age alive.
I’m always trying to figure out how to safely help my kids stand on their own two feet and learn to be autonomous independent thinkers all the while trying to navigate through our social media society. Teaching them care and compassion in a video critical word. Parenting has never been easy and it hasn’t gotten any easier. My childhood is nonexistent compared to what is going on today but I will still strive to show my kids some of the simple wonderful regular experiences I had growing up.
This article sums it up pretty well too.