Childhood is precious. It is over in a flash. It should be a time for running around, friendships, making a mess (though, that one goes against the grain a bit), dressing up, pretending, laughter, giggles, learning, exploring, being creative and above all having fun.
It is vital we cherish this time as parents and allow our children to experience these things. There is plenty of time for them to grow up and learn about the real world, with all its stresses, technology and pressure.
We live in such a fast paced society with new technology round every corner and pressure to keep up with all the latest trends. Whatever happened to 'just living life' and enjoying it?
Childhood doesn't last long, lets let our children enjoy it while they can.