(hint: The answer is always no)
- you take your kid to the playground and let them play while you sit on the bench and do your thing?
- you take your kid to the playground and play with them?
- you sign up your kids for tons of activities and lessons?
- you don’t sign up your kids for any extracurriculars?
- you skip baby food? or buy it in little containers at the store?
- you make baby food lovingly by hand?
- you send your kid to a good preschool?
- you skip preschool?
- you start potty training before Brazelton’s signs of readiness?
- you wait on potty training until Brazelton’s signs of readiness?
Just a little comment from blog posts I’ve read recently where someone makes a side note confirming the conventional wisdom or takes the conventional wisdom and says that no, only the opposite is what people should be doing. Seriously, there is no “right,” just trade-offs. If you play with your kid on the playground, ze doesn’t get solo time or just kids time. If you do, the kid is getting more adult/parent interaction. These are both good things. Activities and lessons provide new and interesting ways to grow, but they also take time away from other activities and family time. Which is better? Neither, they’re just different.
What are some dichotomies you have encountered?