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Is Slacker Being A Bad Parent?

Steve once again, is judging Slacker as a parent or at least all parents that have kids. Steve is tired of going out to a restaurant and seeing parents handing their kids an iPhone or an iPad and letting them play with it rather than handing them a coloring book. Why are parents are using electronics as pacifiers and babysitters?
Slacker is one of these parents. Either he or his wife will hand Noah their iPhone so he can play with it and Slacker saw the commercials where your child could learn to write on the iPad so he bought that too for him. Slacker brought up a good point though… If he was to roll into a restaurant, what would you rather hear? A showing of the movie Cars or a kid yelling and screaming because he got tired of stacking the sugar packets on the table?
I am all for giving your kid an iPad or iPhone to keep them quiet. Like Slacker said, I rather hear Cars than yelling and screaming. I’ve seen the commercial Slacker was referring to and I must say, I think it’s a smart idea and a great way for a kid to learn while their young. I mean Slacker says Noah is doing exceptionally well for his age, so I believe it has a good influence on a child’s learning curve. On another note, I just want to say… Let’s push this further… Give it to your kids on a plane! A four hour flight with a kid screaming is not a fun time and I think we all know this.
Do you hand an iPhone or iPad off to your child? Do you think it’s a good idea?
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie

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11/09/2011 6:23PM
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