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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    That's mummy shaming bs. No one can bond with a newborn for 12 hours a day. I primarily post then so I don't fall asleep to be honest.
    Wait... it IS mummy shaming when a mum is criticised for being on a screen, but then it's supposedly not mummy shaming when a mum is criticised for allowing her kids to be on a screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Why exactly does a 3/4/5 year old need their own ipad? Theres a time and a place, they have their uses in school or some limited time to play a game quietly etc. But at a social gathering the children (and adults) should be doing just that - being social. I think its rude. I hate it when anyone just sits around with their head stuck in their phone or ipad or whatever. They are completely removed from reality. I think its sad how much devices have taken over our lives. Just my opinion of course
    I agree that there is a time and place... but funny that my idea of a time/ place is the opposite of yours. My kids arent allowed to use the ipads at home, and I intentionally chose a school that doesnt use ipads in the lower grades. Our ipads are for loooong car trips, dr's offices, and restaurants. I find they come in so handy at these times. I dont want my kids sitting around on them at home, but am happy for them to be used as a tool in situations where my kids can get bored, tired, grumpy, and have meltdowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Wait... it IS mummy shaming when a mum is criticised for being on a screen, but then it's supposedly not mummy shaming when a mum is criticised for allowing her kids to be on a screen?
    The OP said she was disappointed that the other kids were not interacting with her son and her son was left out. She didn't shame parents, I'm not going to say 'mum' here because presumably the kids fathers were there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Why exactly does a 3/4/5 year old need their own ipad? Theres a time and a place, they have their uses in school or some limited time to play a game quietly etc. But at a social gathering the children (and adults) should be doing just that - being social. I think its rude. I hate it when anyone just sits around with their head stuck in their phone or ipad or whatever. They are completely removed from reality. I think its sad how much devices have taken over our lives. Just my opinion of course
    After reading through all the replies in this thread, can you see that some have valid reasons for letting their young kids use an I-pad in 'social' situations ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Why exactly does a 3/4/5 year old need their own ipad? Theres a time and a place, they have their uses in school or some limited time to play a game quietly etc. But at a social gathering the children (and adults) should be doing just that - being social. I think its rude. I hate it when anyone just sits around with their head stuck in their phone or ipad or whatever. They are completely removed from reality. I think its sad how much devices have taken over our lives. Just my opinion of course
    I don't if you read any of my posts earlier in this thread.

    Phones I pads and headphones are common tools used for people with a huge variety of disorders both visible and invisible in social situations. There use is no more rude than a wheelchair or a hearing aid.
    Please be very careful calling it rude. As mum of 4 kids with invisible disorders that use such tools I can get a bit touchy about it when some one has a go at my kids for being rude when they are just trying to make it through the social event.
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    You can't win. Someone posts about kids playing iPads and being anti social. Next thread is about feral kids running around in a pub ruining some adult's function

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    You can't win. Someone posts about kids playing iPads and being anti social. Next thread is about feral kids running around in a pub ruining some adult's function
    Kids were probably running around at the pub as they were tired due to not being sleep trained!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    You can't win. Someone posts about kids playing iPads and being anti social. Next thread is about feral kids running around in a pub ruining some adult's function
    This absolutely, I've been following this thread and so far have not commented. I feel there's been a judgemental undertone in this about people who let their kids use iPads in public. However, I don't think that's why the OP started the thread, it was about her DS bring ignored when he wanted to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
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    Couldn't resist, sorry
    Love it! I don't get why screens are so bad. The "olden days" weren't always the "golden days"!


 

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