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(08-24-2017 12:46 AM)El_Gostro Wrote:  I'm just really hoping my kids will like running around the forest and doing fun physical kid activities and interact with one another and other kids.
That much we can do as parents I hope?
Afterwards as they grow and their personality develops it will progressively be a matter of their choice I suppose...

This is true but only to an extent of how you are as a parent.

Many of the best adjusted kids I know are raised by smart but careless parents. By that I mean that they do not tire themselves out by micromanaging their kids lives and choose only the most important battles.

Kids will run all day in the forest if we let them, but not many parents can afford the time to do that. Most kids run around where they can, and make it as much fun as they can. If its in a forest they get to appreciate nature, but really most kids don't give a shit.

Phones and tablets for kids are parents fooling themselves into thinking they are letting their kids educate themselves, but in reality they are just neglecting their duty as parents.
08-24-2017 01:58 AM
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(08-23-2017 10:54 PM)Veloce Wrote:  
(08-23-2017 10:19 PM)Tytalus Wrote:  My kids will get dinosaur age flip phones that do calls only; and I don't fucking care how much they piss and moan. They're not getting a ipad, or iphone until they work a job on their own that pays for it.

I've long felt this way about videogames.

My kids will not get a Playstation 7 or whatever shit is out by the time I have kids unless they can sit down with an old school NES and beat Mario Bros, Mega Man II, Ghouls n Ghosts, Double Dragon, etc...

I'm not following your logic here. They have to get good at the classics first?

What if someone tells them up up down down left right left right b a b a select start?

Related, I watched a niece do math homework on an iPad tonight. What a joke.

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08-24-2017 02:34 AM
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RE: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - Atlantic Article
I'm currently running a ski camp.

I walked into the living room yesterday and 3 coaches and 1 chef were all sitting in the room together but not talking, just mindlessly staring into phones.

The kids are just as bad, these things are like crack to them.

We are raising a generation of zombies who have no idea how to be social and interact with other humans.

If it wasn't so useful for business, I would ditch social media and go back to my original Nokia.

(He says, writing this in his iPad on his own in a room with his phone next to him.)
08-24-2017 08:21 AM
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I think my smartphone has ruined some aspects of my life. I used to be able to take a poop, wipe, flush, and out the door in a few minutes (depending on the leftovers in my ass crack). Now, I'm usually on the toilet for at least 10 minutes checking social media, Tinder, the Chive, etc.

My poop time has dramatically increased. Therefore, I am not utilizing my time in an efficient manner.

Granted, this is the only time where I check those things on my phone. But still, I need to slowly wean myself off my smartphone while taking a grumper.


It does depress me that parents nowadays hand their kids their phones/iPads to dick around with when they are waiting for something or on a trip. If I wanted to keep myself entertained, it meant books and if I was good, my Game Boy.

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RE: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - Atlantic Article
I think in general smartphones are having some bad effects on my generation in particular. It just seems like no one knows how to ask people to hang out or do things anymore: Whether that be for dates or just hanging out with friends. At first I thought I just hadn't made many good friends; if I continued to spread out more and more, I'd find some guys to hang out with. That did happen with some of the guys, and now I feel like I've actually god stuff to do out of the house that isn't a college club or dating, but I also found a ton of other people with the same problem. People simply preferred to post on social media and do nothing all day to actual hangouts and stuff.

I'm really curious how this is going to transfer to the workplace when the younger ones in my generation-the ones