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~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:</b>" I guess I shouldn't say ALL kids play with them non stop but MOST parents these days just hand their ... [snip!] ... rather than handing them a hand held game? Maybe it's just how I've seen people raising, or lack of, their kids lately."</blockquote>



If we are going to assume that all parents that buy their kids iPads neglect them and allow them unlimited access, then lets just be fair and make it all parents that buy any electronics in general.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" I guess I shouldn't say ALL kids play with them non stop but MOST parents these days just hand their ... [snip!] ... rather than handing them a hand held game? Maybe it's just how I've seen people raising, or lack of, their kids lately."

I think even saying most is an assumption. Maybe the majority of parents YOU know parent that way but I know plenty who dont and the majority of those parents im involved with dont parent that way. It wasnt a fair statement to make at all.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" I guess I shouldn't say ALL kids play with them non stop but MOST parents these days just hand their ... [snip!] ... rather than handing them a hand held game? Maybe it's just how I've seen people raising, or lack of, their kids lately."

Why are you still trying to justify your ASS-umptions?

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4247 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" No, it's just more age appropriate I think. My girls use their aunts Ipad's at her house and even with ... [snip!] ... Again, just MY opinion! And it's not a fake tablet, it's a freaking age appropriate game that toddlers should be playing with. "


My son does not get into anything he shouldn't, he uses all the apps he wants as long as I approve them because I do have a password. He also can skype with the family since we are away from them and it's easier than having to get my comp each time.

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6 (boy); 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Brittany:</b>" Your 5 year old has an iPad?"</blockquote>




This!

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:</b>" No, it's just more age appropriate I ... [snip!] ... You can lock kids out of apps. I use an iPad everyday in the classroom I work in and we have a kid lock on it"</blockquote>




My sons classroom has iPads. Every child in the class has one. Next year every child in the district from kindy to hs will have one.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" My 4 yr old would love to have his own iPad, but Ill get one before he ever does. I feel he is just too young to be as responsible with it as I would like. "



this

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... classroom has iPads. Every child in the class has one. Next year every child in the district from kindy to hs will have one."

Pssshttt I wish. The school districts in Chicago tend to be pretty shit-tastic.

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:</b>" My 4 yr old would love to have his own iPad, but Ill get one before he ever does. I feel he is just too young to be as responsible with it as I would like. "</blockquote>




He just got his for Christmas, everyone else in the house has one, and he has his own apps, and an otterbox on it just in case. I think he's pretty responsible with it.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" I guess I shouldn't say ALL kids play with them non stop but MOST parents these days just hand their ... [snip!] ... rather than handing them a hand held game? Maybe it's just how I've seen people raising, or lack of, their kids lately."

My son is more hands on. As requested by his Occupational therapist he is allowed 1 hr of games on the iPad or Innotab to work on his fine motor skills. Then on top of that he gets 30 minutes of non-games or non-learning related thing that we aren't just sitting there working on things.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Big Booty Heaux™:</b>" Pssshttt I wish. The school districts in Chicago tend to be pretty shit-tastic."</blockquote>




Move here when you get pregnant! :)

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... classroom has iPads. Every child in the class has one. Next year every child in the district from kindy to hs will have one."

Amazing how technology has changed in the school system. My MIL is a middle school math/science teacher and specializes in integrating technology into the classroom. Its amazing the things her class can do and does do with all this information.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" My 4 yr old would love to have his own iPad, but Ill get one before he ever does. I feel he is just too young to be as responsible with it as I would like. "


This! I just now got the new Kindle Fire and I'm 23! I guess I'm just not into electronics for adults or kids. Oh well.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" LOL My son has significant delays in speech and fine motor. He has a leap pad and I have several apps ... [snip!] ... her letters and has books downloaded to it. Anyone who thinks a tablet is just fluffy games is stupid and very uninformed. "</blockquote>




I agree. My son has a speech delay and has issues with "l". He asked his preschool teacher for he "p-pad" last week lol we are potty training and she asked what method we are using :D

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Amazing how technology has changed in the school system. My MIL is a middle school math/science teacher ... [snip!] ... in integrating technology into the classroom. Its amazing the things her class can do and does do with all this information. "</blockquote>




He can make this amazing presentations on his iPad, it's crazy. He's better with programs like PowerPoint than most of my college professors.