Re: what do you allow your 8 year old to do??
i don't have an 8 year old currently, but do have an 11 year old. he doesn't go out in the front yard by himself, except to check mail (we don't live in an AWESOME neighborhood). he is not allowed to do anything without asking, really. playing video games, watching tv, etc. he goes to friends houses, if i talk to the parents first. he doesn't have a cell phone, or any other personal electronic, for that matter.
so yeah.. if i'm not going to let him do it when he's 11, he wouldn't have been doing it when he was 8, lol.