Go Play!

When I was a kid, I would come home from school, do my homework, then immediately run to play outside til after dark. I loved to be outdoors, to feel the warmth of the sun and the relief of a cool breeze, to see the flowers bloom and the trees swaying with the wind.

I don't understand kids today who would rather sit inside and watch tv. I don't think I even want my children to watch tv.

SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
36-40, F
5 Responses Mar 6, 2010

^ Agreed.

Kitty Wake, I don't think it's that kids don't want to interact with each other per se. But rather they are mimicking what even grown-ups have become in this society -- technologically dependent. Our society has changed, but like Grandpa said, we need to find balance. The technology is not evil in and of itself, but we shouldn't allow it to make obselete human needs that are valuable to individuals and the world at large. I mean you can't ***** a kid of technology these days without socially and even academically handicapping them. But that means we have to work harder to hold on to things that are getting lost in the shuffle - like memories of hot sand stinging your barefeet on a sunny day , or the pride that comes from building a go-cart and (OMG!) it actually runs!! It saddens me that today's children will have an empty slate of memories such as these, and sadly they'll never even know what they missed.

I think kids are missing out but I'm not sure I'm convinced their internet and online activities are a bad thing, Perhaps they're just different. Learning how to interact online might be just as valuable as learning how to interact face to face. As long as parents aren't letting TV and computers raise their children, I think the outcomes will be ok. Still, I'd go for balance. Playing in the back yard along with online activities, for both children and adults. Adults often forget it's important to play outside, too.

^ Isn't that just incredibly ODD? I never thought kids would be that way. If you would have told me that when I was a kid, I would have thought, "That sounds like a punishment!"

I agree with you,times have changed kids dont<br />
seem to want to interact with other kids anymore its all computer games etc.