Are children these days having isses with friendships or is it just where I live?

on Aug 23, 2013 @ 07:41 pm

What ever happend to the days where kids were up at the crack of dawn and off on adverntures til dusk? It seems like all kids these days do is play on any electronic device they have. I find that is hurting kids and the relationships they make with other kids.
What are your views?

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.. on Aug 26, 2013 @ 07:48 am

Many kids these days are like that, what else could we expect with a world filled with electronic devices? Playing has become secondary to 'games' and netflix. It's up to the parents to get their kids out of the house to play and be active. I am not a parent myself but I know many of my friends who are strictly monitor and limit the amount of time their kids are allowed to play with electronics
Everything in moderation right?

It's not just the kids though on Aug 26, 2013 @ 09:17 am

I'm a parent of 3 and I'm one of the few in my orbit who encourage my kids to go ride their bikes around the neighborhood or play with friends at the local parks. Many moms and dads are nervous about predators, etc, and don't want their kids playing w/out supervision (even if their kids are preteens and older). However, with many households being dual-income, parents have little time to get out there and spend hours supervising. Perhaps they can't afford a fulltime sitter or grandma just doesn't feel up to a physically challenging day of riding bicycle for hours at a time.

"Back in the day" our parents just shooed us outside and told us to be home in time for dinner. Nobody does that anymore. Even though I am one of the few who does, I never allow my kids to separated from each other so that at least I can feel confident that they are watching out for each other. They hate this, by the way, and so they don't go out as often as I'd like.

The point is, it's complicated. Parents are (rightfully) nervous and so kids have to spend more time indoors. I'm sure it's a little different in smaller communities where everyone knows everybody else, but in larger cities, it's nervewracking!

yes on Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

Yes and the electronics are very addicting. It's part of our job as parents to limit screen time and make sure our kids socialize.

Same Here on Sep 01, 2013 @ 09:08 am

Two teens in the house and it's terrible. The boys are a bit easier but the girls are just down right nasty sometimes. I know I was not like this as a teen. Having information in their hands 24/7 has certainly played a part.

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