I saw THIS article tweeted earlier today, and it really made me think. I’m an involved parent, but when it comes to my kids down time, I really like to let them do their own thing. Never once really thinking of the consequences of what I was doing…
We are a VERY tech family, each child has their own computer- ipod, DS, and our oldest (10 years old) has an iphone (its active). Not counting all the other computers in our house which I believe totals 23- or somewhere within that range. So the kids are absolutely surrounded by technology. I always thought it was a great thing for them.
I cant name the last time I wrote a letter- I can tell you its been less than 30 minutes since I emailed someone. I by far have more interaction with other humans via social networking, than in “real life”. Sadly I see where if I don’t stop it my kids will be the same way.
As a child I actually had to think of things to do, I couldnt pop myself in front of a computer and have it entertain me. My kids are ALWAYS checking their “farms” and various other “responsibilities” they have. My biggest problem when I was younger was what to dream up to play next. Eventually all of the
While technology has been amazing to us, if we continue this cycle with our kids we have a sad sad future. I say WE because lady I saw you handing that iPhone to your kid in the store to shut him up, I’m not alone.
The article says “So is this the Laziest Generation? There are signs that its members benefit from lower standards. Technology has certainly made life easier. But there may also be a generation gap; the way young adults work is simply different.” Nope its lazy, why are we lowering our standards? And WHO thinks this is ok?
This article is titled- a generation of slackers. most appropriately. I think its something we should ALL read. Take in, and pass on. Oh and drag you kid off that computer, video game, ipod and kick their butts outside…. I’m going to.