I am to an extent. When my oldest was a baby I was ridiculous...as he got older I let up. My younger son told me recently that his friends mother is way too protective and he never does anything. I said maybe I'm not protective enough to which he responded NO! You are just right.
I give them boundaries, I meet parents, I call parents, I get cell phone numbers for their friends just in case...they have a lot of freedoms but with that still comes responsbility and accountability. As they continue to get older I continue to loosen the reigns a little bit, but I think I'll always be slightly over protective...Where are you going, whose going with you, when are your coming home, whose going to be there, what are the numbers I can reach you at....I don't think that will ever change. ;)
at 2:05 PM on Nov. 3, 2010