Jackie - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
So I know when I was a kid we were outside playing...ALL the time. I had many friends who were sent outside and expected to play "until the street lights came on". Many were not allowed to be inside on nice days, and those of us who didn't have that rule still didn't WANT to hang out inside if it was nice out. We were active and exploring.
Seems like todays generation is perfectly happy on the couch watching TV, playing video games, texting, video gaming etc etc etc. Now of course alot of this comes from parents who allows their kids to stay inside and do nothing, but that's really my question. Why are parents allowing this? Do you think its ok/good for the kid? My biggest issue is with the addiction to video games where some kids are allowed to play for 8,10,12 hours a day when its 75 and sunny in April. I just don't agree with it. These kids aren't getting any fresh air, exercise, or interaction with other people. And then some people wonder why kids nowadays have no manners and social skills too.
Curious to see what others think.