Now that my boys are older, I find myself asking "OMG, what happened?" on a daily basis. There's the overly packed calendar, homework I struggle to help with, the two sets of feet that are now bigger than mine, the amount of food (and subsequent grocery bill) that they eat.
A lot of parks have become boring for my preteen. Slides aren't big enough, swings don't quite do it anymore, and there just doesn't seem to be a challenge like there used to be with the equipment. Anything he does is now a full-blown competition.
Nip bad choices in the bud early so the child can start to understand what will and won't be accepted in your home.
Thanks to my kids' PTA, I have found a group of women and men with diverse backgrounds who have united under the common goal of promoting our children's education.