I find it really hard to be a good mom all the time. There has never been a time where I have parked my son in front of the television and ignored him. Mostly because he really isn’t into tv at all. There have been times that I’ve put him down in a pile of toys and sat next to him and read the IPad. When I do things like that I often feel guilty.
Should I be engaging him more? Should I be teaching him something. I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes I’m actually a better mom because I take these time outs. Afterall – if I’m spending time in his presence letting him explore on his own – surely he’s learning to be semi-independent.