Kids addiction to gadgets

January 4, 2017 11:33pm CST
As the tittle suggest this post is about my 2year old who is always on my phone watching videoes. I try my level best to engage him in other activities like playing and coloring. Of course I can not be out the whole day so whenever I want him to sit in home he wants my phone with videos on. I want him to stay away but I am unable to help him. Is anyone of you are facing this. Please lemme know how you are keeping your kid away from gadgests
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@franxav (4699)
5 Jan 17
Our Mr Secretary's son has not learned to walk but he has been given a smart phone to play with. What can we expect the baby boy to be when he grows up?
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5 Jan 17
Though I never gave him one but seeing me n his father on phone he learned the concept.
@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
5 Jan 17
It is bad for their eyes.
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5 Jan 17
@MattMeng yeah it is very bad... N I am trying hard but nothing is working... Being alone in home.. He has to spend a lot of time alone when I am busy cooking washing and Blah blah and that is the time when he takes the phone and keep watching
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@PainsOnSlate (20078)
• Canada
6 Jan 17
When my children were small we didn't have gadgets, we went to the library and took out a lot of books every week and they learned to read before they got to school. We played games with them and encouraged them to get outside and explore. It must be hard on you and your child, that today they seem to need gadgets...
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
7 Jan 17
That's nice, they could learn a lot from books.
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11 Jan 17
That's so nice.. These days babies get used to mobiles from the day they are born.lol...
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@Yadah04 (3025)
• Philippines
5 Jan 17
My siter had that problem with my nephew as well, but a whiteboard animation from a certain website helped control his "addiction". It talked about ways how, like setting a time limit and all that stuff. It did good to my nephew.
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
7 Jan 17
That's nice.
11 Jan 17
Will try the same. Thanx
@syeow1 (4876)
• India
11 Jan 17
It's natural.kids learn from parents.they follow them.Now a days people spend more time on using social networking sites.on phone .If you want to keep him away from phone don't use it Infront of him.give him time.
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11 Jan 17
Yes.... It's impossible to leave using mobiles and laptops... Will try to limit the use. I feel pity when my son prefers rhymes in mobile over me.
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@syeow1 (4876)
• India
11 Jan 17
@jyotiu28jul it happens
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11 Jan 17
@syeow1 yeah... But it feels bad to me...
@DianneN (74026)
• United States
10 Jan 17
My kids never had gadgets. That age they read books, played with educational toys, I read to them, they explored the magnificent outdoors, went to nursery school to socialize with their peers, and solved simple puzzles. They learned how to read before school and were able to add, subtract, and multiply in their heads and on paper. I suggest you hide that phone for a few years.
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10 Jan 17
It's really amazing... Probably as a mom I am not active enough to do all this.. I have taught him many things. He knows alphabet. Counting. Animal sounds. 5 to 6 rhyme. Still whenever he gets time he wants my phone.. Will have to put more efforts I think
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@DianneN (74026)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@jyotiu28jul It sounds like you are doing a good job. I'd let him play educational games, but for a limited time.
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11 Jan 17
@DianneN thanx for encouraging. It helps a lot. And motivates.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Jan 17
Addiction to gadgets is copied from adults
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5 Jan 17
Very true...
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
5 Jan 17
Just like my son, he is 3 years old.
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