I am all for making sure your children have a life full of diverse experiences. However, that should include a variety of foods and diverse cultures not R rated movies and adult settings that kids have no business being in. I have seen things lately that leave me shaking my head. How about you?
I am shocked at how often I see small kids being brought to adult themed movies late at night with their parents or are forced to sit through inappropriate dinner conversation with adults at a restaurant. Or my biggest pet peeve—when parents take their toddlers to loud concert—nothing annoys me more than seeing a baby in a stroller at a concert with no ear protection. Wonderful parenting! Your child now has hearing loss, a contact high, and has an expanded vocabulary that I am sure the other parents at the pre-school will really appreciate!
Yes, it is extremely important for parents to go out and recharge their batteries, you’ll be better parents for doing so. Just get a babysitter when you go. There and some places kids should not be. Here is a hint… if people are giving you dirty looks, time to take the little ones home.
The bottom line is when you have a child it changes your life—or at least it should.
The Barefoot CEO ®