Did you all know that my 12-year-old son is the ONLY kid in seventh grade who doesn’t have his own phone? Well at least that’s what he just told me.

Honestly, when picking him up after a school basketball game last week, my husband told me that every kid he saw waiting for parents after the game was texting on a phone. So maybe Austin is right!

Honestly, sometimes it feels like we’re all alone in maintaining some form of boundaries in this boundary-less world:

“No, we can’t afford a Wii and we won’t be getting one.”

“No, you can’t ever have a computer in your bedroom.”

“No, you’ll NEVER have a television in your bedroom.”

“No, you can’t have a cell phone until your sixteen and you need it for safety purposes.”

“No, you can’t watch that movie…it’s inappropriate.”

Life is so not fair and parenting is so not easy! Anybody feeling that way? What boundaries have you set for your kids that you’re feeling alone in? I’d love to hear about it. Maybe our discussions will help us not feel so alone!

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