Re: what do you allow your 8 year old to do??
DS1 purchased himself a digital camera when he was 8 with saved money. We got him his own laptop for his 8th birthday as he was being required to do school projects involving the computer. Sometimes he has to go online and post on his class blog.
No cell phone. He barely uses his email so I can't imagine him texting. Even at 10.5 he's never been away from an adult with one.
He's a boy and not very interested in girls quite yet. He is health and environmentally conscious and has always been. I could see him making some sort of health pact with his friends about staying strong/fit/healthy. He and his friends were really into "clubs" at age 8. Really all that meant was a groups of friends came up with a name for themselves and played pretend. In my son's case, it was spy stuff.
Melissa-Wife, mother to DS 4/02 and DD 4/07, DS 7/08
ISO: my lost shaker of salt