duroc on July 11 at 8:17 p.m.
Are my wife and I the only parents who don’t allow our kids to play video games or watch television? Sometimes I’m baffled when other parents talk about what their kids do all day, and then I tell them that my kids spend their summer days grazing the strawberries and raspberries, running wild in the neighborhood, putting on plays and athletic events, riding bikes, playing wiffle ball, having archery competitions, helping in the garden, playing in the kiddie pool, etc.
It baffles me that so many parents allow or encourage their children to spend their childhood in a sedentary
fashion (watching tv, playing video games, goofing off on the Internet, etc) especially in Idaho, where every corner in the state has one thing in common: access to nature.
For God’s sake: unplug the media and send your kids OUTSIDE!!!
Biggest parenting mistake we've made as parents has been to allow video games in the house. Seriously. The fighting, bickering, and whining that ensued has not been worth it. But we do have a TV and enjoy Family Movie Nights, and the ritual of settling down in the evening and watching certain shows. (Sam and I watch America's Got Talent together— guilty pleasure).
Are your kids “Free Range Kids?”