Sometimes you just have to do it your way!
When raising kids at times it can take a village. Sometimes you may seek/need help and or advice and other times people are just berating you for it. Even with all the great insight, wisdom and traditions, there is no law that you have to follow and or use any of it (even when given with the best of intentions.) Your relationship with your child is a personal journey in which you may know your child better than anyone else, especially in the early years.
When making decisions about your children sometimes you have to trust your thoughts and feelings even when they may not be considered the norm. If you don’t feel comfortable with your child having sleepovers, it’s ok. If you don’t want to fill your child’s every moment awake with an activity such as sports, that's all right! If you have a "no TV during the week rule", that's all right too.
We as parents are ultimately the ones responsible for our children. With that, we have to make choices that we can live with and that means using our beliefs, morals, wisdom and sometimes even our gut instincts. There is so much pressure for parents when it comes to parenting just like there is for our children and we just like they have to make good sound choices which may not be easy to make. No one said that it would be easy, but most important things are! They are your kids, stand your ground!!!