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3 Against the Grain Things I Allow My Toddler to Do - The February Fox
Admitting the realities of your parenting system is always a gamble — it seems like everyone has an opinion on what’s firmly right and wrong, even if it’s subjective. Here’s a peek into three of the areas that we give Fox leeway in our household. TV, Anytime Tyler and I are both TV addicts and we’ve always had it going round the clock, even if it’s just to feel like the house is more “alive.” After we had Fox we made the rule that as soon as he noticed the TV, and parked it in front like a bump on a log, only then would it be time to limit screen time. Luckily Fox seems to follow our lead and rarely sits still to watch, so we do not manage electronic use. He’s an active guy who mostly likes to play pretend or build structures out of whatever objects may be laying around. Make a Mess! About a month after Fox started on solid foods we axed the bibs starting a new practice of messiness. Generally Fox is pretty neat (he’s like his mama and hates getting anything on his hands and clothes), but there are days where he gets soaked …