by Jen Singer, a.k.a., MommaSaid
January 15, 2014
When your parenting is chronicled for all to see, you run the risk of screwing it up in a big public way. Or you can get something right. As we approach MommaSaidâ€™s 11th birthday, I am pleased to report that my own child told me that I had done something right when it comes to parenting.
He and his buddy Drew were talking in school yesterday about how I had encouraged them to make forts and play outside (by limiting their access to electronics and shooing them out the door.)
â€œI remember being mad that you wouldnâ€™t let me have a [Nintendo] DS in fourth grade, but now I see how it got me to play outside so much,â€ my 10th grader declared. He and Drew decided they were the â€œlast generationâ€ to grow up offline, and they were lucky for it.