Could you please give me some advice!!!

Philippines
September 26, 2008 4:37pm CST
I had a 3 yrs old son, and in that young age he really love to play at the computer. When he wake up he always tell to me "mommy I want to play" even at staying late at night just for that. He can use the computer for long hours. sometimes really wait for his daddy to stop using the computer so he will be the next. Is it just normal to let my son doing that? Or do I have to control him?
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I think it is fine that your 3 year old be allowed to play on the computer, but I would be setting a time limit on it. No more than say 30 minutes at a time. I would also make sure that what he is doing on the computer is educational.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I read in a magazine that children of this age should NOT be exposed to modern technology yet because it doesn't stimulate the brain of a child a lot. It's much more advisable to let them watch DVD that contains educational content. They need something that will stimulate all sections of their brain. You can probably try to find something else that will be more interesting for him. Since he is your child you alone can find out what will make him entertained without using the computer every time. Good Luck!
• Poland
26 Sep 08
I think u need to control him ! because i have a little brother who used to play on the Computer for many hours a day and now doesn't understand the meaning of things like the boys at his age ! less contact with world !.
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• United States
26 Sep 08
Ha, my grandson is 3 and I'm not even teaching him how to use my computer yet. I went thought it and still do with my 5 year old granddaughter. That's all they want to do and drive you crazy. You have to be tough though and remember you are the parent. I don't know if it's good for kids to be on the computer all the time. I do know that children don't get the exercise they used to get because so many play video games all the time now. Which is a very serious problem. I'll start teaching my grandson next month when he turns 4 but I'll set a timer and he well only be allowed one or two hours per day. What sites does your son use? I will only let him on learning sites. No killing in my house. This is a no kill shelter, I don't even kill bugs.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Sep 08
i have 4 yrs old daughter and she knows already how to open the internet.but first she ask me the information to watch barbie in youtube.we let her play like typing or watch video but limitted time. she can use computer only saturday.so far she followed because we told her if not lestening the limitation no more computer.i gues its ok but limited time even your son is crying but it needs to follow the limitt to make him habbit.
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27 Sep 08
I would be very careful at that age. He seems to be a bright young boy but have to protect him from people on the computer. He has to have his sleep too. There are some types of computers for young children that u can control so be careful
27 Sep 08
to me at age three he to young to be playing on the computer but that me im not his parent but when he on the computer playing does he throw a fit when u tell him it time to get off the computer he to young to play on the computer but if u let him all the time he think it will be ok when u tell him he cant play on the compuer
@ajrox1810 (992)
• India
27 Sep 08
It is normal that the new-generation is very much interested in technology, especially gaming. I, was at the same condition like your child once, and today, I know everything about Information Technology. It is always good that your child is giving interest in the technology sector since it has a bright present, and a brighter future. Even I used to play games late till night in my childhood. New games which I bought might not get installed sometimes, so I kept learning new things while trying to install them, like I would edit the registry, search the Internet for help and all that. Slowly, within 4-5 years, I knew a lot about programming, gaming and other fields. So I guess it is good if you promote this habit and let your child practise his future, just keep check that he takes care of his eyes.