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Momfidence! cheers on commonsense parenting and sighs at the rest. How to worry less, wing it more. A.k.a. parenting by the seat of my mid-rise mom jeans.

About Paula Spencer

I'm the author of Momfidence! An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting, and a mom of four in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (where you can't even buy Oreos at the two wholesome groceries nearest to my home).

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Shocker Headline: "Gizmos Attract Kids"

June 11, 2009

Hey moms, guess what?! Kids 4-14 are increasingly distracted by computers, cellphones, video games, et.al -- and the trend shows "no sign of reversing any time soon.". So says a surprising (!) study by a consulting group. Of course, to kids this stuff falls in the category of "toys." Electronics only are categorized in our own heads as something other than playthings because we know what they cost!

 

Comments
Denise says...

As with you Paula, this isn't so surprising. With scare mongers, child snatchers etc on the streets kids do spend a lot more time inside. The digital era is here and with child safety as well as time crunched parents it fits the bill.
Yes cost is very much an issue with us also and we haven't updated anything since the PS2.
Times have certainly changed - not always for the worse though.

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