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(The New York Times)   Parents wish snowflakes' screen time was more educational   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2014-01-24 05:37:15 PM  
3 votes:
"Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"
2014-01-24 04:24:57 PM  
3 votes:
Yeah, well if they were really "parents" they would "parent" and nix that crap right in the kibosh pit.
Being a breeder doesn't automatically make one a "parent"
let alone a good one.

Kick your little crotch crabs outside and make them read a book outside.
Out side, where the world is.

Not on a a screen. Like a farking zombie.

And they don't need farking cell phones, either. Tie a farking onion on their belts, and tell them it's the new style.
then kick then outside.
2014-01-24 05:29:50 PM  
2 votes:
I love that at no point in the article did any of the parents try a BOOK.  those still exist!
2014-01-25 04:05:40 PM  
1 vote:
Kids spend hours every weekday in school, they bring home piles more homework than I ever had to at their age.  My 7 year old has about 30 minutes of written work M-Th and 15-30 minutes of online work. Then they have their few chores to do, weekly sports and instrument practice... I'd say that plenty of their day is already scheduled, busy and "educational."  If they want to veg out in front of a video game or tv show for a couple of hours, let them for fark's sake.  Every single moment of their lives doesn't have to be crammed with structured activities and contrived programming meant to produce good little workers.  And then people wonder why depression and anxiety seem to dominate so many peoples' lives.  Let your damn kids relax and be kids.
2014-01-24 06:56:22 PM  
1 vote:

Mark Ratner: I wish adult programming was more educational. I miss the old history channel, learning channel, and national geographic. Too much crap "reality" shiat these days.

I figure out would cost basically nothing to just have a channel (or even an on demand service) that shows old History Channel stuff from back when they had shows about history. Why can't they make this happen?
2014-01-24 05:47:54 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA "They spend less time doing educational activities, with 8- to 10-year-olds spending about half the time with educational content that 2- to 4-year-olds do. "

At 8-10, there is an entire new world of entertaining video games and there is a lack of educational software that is fun.  The balance tips around 5-6 years old.

"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" needs a reboot goddamnit. FP detective game.
2014-01-24 05:40:05 PM  
1 vote:
I have just the show for little snowflakes:
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