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~Mandy~♥Aubree&Way 2 kids; Dudley, Missouri 2195 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting all caps.:
...mmmmmm..... 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 477 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting Mandy+Eric=Aubree Jean:
MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Monroe, Michigan 10013 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting all caps.:
...mmmmmm..... 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 477 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting Ashley Marie + 2 boys.:
Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46187 posts
3rd Dec '09

My daughter got her first computer at about that age. My husband is a programmer, so it was one that he cobbled together from old computers at work. She is now 13 and is quite computer savvy.



It is set up in the living room, and we control the internet on it, she has facebook and MSN Messenger, but we have the passwords for them, they are mainly to talk to our family who is spread out all over the place.



Schools are requiring younger grades to hand in their assignments typewritten, and there are a lot of websites that teachers recommend for practicing math and spelling. It is good to allow children to become familiar with how a computer works as it will help them in the long run.

3M'smom 3 kids; Illinois 28879 posts
3rd Dec '09

My older child 11 and 8 both use my computer all the time. Its not in an isolated room and has parental controls on it. <<<insert sarcasm here>>>I guess I'm a bad parent because I let them have facebook account too. I think whats really gonna have me burning in hell is the fact that my 11 yr old brings her cellphone with her when she goes to a friends or has functions that I'm not at like the afterschool fitness club and stuff. I let her use it so that way she can get ahold of me at any time day or night. I see nothing wrong with it.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46187 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting The 3M's mom:
MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Monroe, Michigan 10013 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting Stressed out Mommy!!!!:
...mmmmmm..... 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 477 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting speaktruth2powr:
MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Monroe, Michigan 10013 posts
3rd Dec '09
Quoting The 3M's mom:
Angie aka *Germerican* TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; Missouri 9584 posts
4th Dec '09

My 5 yo has one for games...

Supermomsusan#5 5 kids; Mission Viejo, California 94 posts
5th Dec '09

My 11 yr old has a cell phone and all four of my kids have use of a computer in my boys room but it is only for games. My daughter got a cell phone for the purpose of contacting me and her dad at any time. She also knows that if she abuses the privelage it will cease to exist...... I think that the issue is not having them but how its monitored and parents just being smart about things....

Mommy-Mia TTC since Mar 2011; 3 kids; Dumfries, Virginia 2083 posts
5th Dec '09
Quoting Stressed out Mommy!!!!:
Ashleynicole2283 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 9004 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting Mommy-Mia:" My oldest will be 5 on the 15th. He has a computer that my husband built for him. He has many many learning ... [snip!] ... programs and does not use the internet. I find it helps further what i teach him myself, when he gets to explore it himself."

I like your post here! My son is five and my father has built us a few PC's, this is what he does for a living and it can be really cheap to do. My son knows how to navigate and will play games on it. He has started playing Minecraft which is really advanced for his age. He will get on youtube when I'm in the room and watch videos of old Tom and Jerry or random cartoons. I agree that it is important for children to learn on a computer at a young age.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
23rd Jan '13

lol well my middle is 4 and has a laptop and an ipad and an ipod. My 10 yr old has a laptop and an ipod and a ipad. lol

My niece nad nephew have the same (they are now 11 and 13) but had computers in their rooms around 8 yrs old. My best friends dd just turned 7 and has a computer in her room and an ipod and a ipad, plus she has a laptop to bring to Grandmas house.

My little cousins are now older and just upgraded their laptops for new ones (same age as my niece and nephew) but had their own since around 7ish yrs old.

I honestly dont know any kids IRL that dont have their own.

I dont think its right to ignore and send your child off to play on it in their room or be sent outside all the time etc.....but nothing wrong with a 7 yr old having one IMO.