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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting TheNuge:" I agree. THAT is a big difference between now and 2 decades ago. Becasue both parents work, kids ... [snip!] ... kids go home and wait until parents are home. they dont go out and play and interact with PEOPLE both familiar and unfamiliar."

Literally I can't tell you how many times in my childhood I heard "Why are you in the house?"...lol We were supposed to be outside if it were at all feasible & daylight. I try to do the same with my kids bu tit is hard still at their age as it requires me to be outside & I can't always do that as much as I'd like. But in the Summer - we spend the majority of the day outdoors if it is at all possible - as in even when it's over 100 degrees. People forget that we all grew up without air conditioning & survived it - being hot isn't a problem to kids as long as they stay hydrated. And in the winter you can always bundle up more. There IS a lot more limitations in winter though. My 2 yr old still isn't all that coordinated once he is bundled & in his big boots. LOL So he is only good for about 20-30 mins at a go before frustration overrides it being fun.



But it is EASY to see the behavioral differences on days when we haven't been outside enough - like Dh will bring it up within minutes of coming through the door...as in "Hey - you guys didn't much outdoor time today, huh?" LOL

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lovelyyy KD*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting The (super kinky) Master:</b>" Outlaw single parenthood? So ... [snip!] ... died, or left. It's definitely not always the case. But a lot of them have/had only one parent in their lives significantly"</blockquote>




So how do we fix it?

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23057 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" Literally I can't tell you how many times in my childhood I heard "Why are you in the house?"...lol We ... [snip!] ... Dh will bring it up within minutes of coming through the door...as in "Hey - you guys didn't much outdoor time today, huh?" LOL"


Yup. We are animals and we need to be outside!
My parents were the same in that they kicked us out all the time. I'll do that with my LO too. She is 4. We FINALLY have neighbors with your kids and some of them have the same mindset.
it's too bad that some kids dont have that opportunity and/or parents dont turn of the electronics and had them a ball/bike/critter net.

cfxfdfdfdsfdafdsf Vacaville, California 71166 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The (super kinky) Master:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lovelyyy KD*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting The (super ... [snip!] ... the case. But a lot of them have/had only one parent in their lives significantly"</blockquote> So how do we fix it?"</blockquote>




I don't know that you can.

cfxfdfdfdsfdafdsf Vacaville, California 71166 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" Yup. We are animals and we need to be outside! My parents were the same in that they kicked us out ... [snip!] ... bad that some kids dont have that opportunity and/or parents dont turn of the electronics and had them a ball/bike/critter net."</blockquote>



My kiddo plays outside all the time. We live a few miles out of town so we only have one neighbor, and they either don't have kids or their kids are older. The only electronic game he's allowed to play is angry birds and only as a reward

♥ in 32 kids; Matosinhos, Portugal 1495 posts
18th Dec '12

I love Obama and the truth is, he shows nothing but LOVE for these families. A honorable man.