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03 December, 2007 / theexpositor

Does a Computer Belong in the Crib?

On his daily radio program recently, Dr. Albert Mohler addressed the obcession America and American parents have with loading their kids up with technology. He makes the point that we, parents, are leading children to grow up too fast, that we spoil them by giving them everything they want, and that parents simply cannot, or will not, say NO!

“Children should be respected as children and not reduced to younger consumers. Parents must protect their children from growing up too fast — such as the “Kids Getting Older Younger” syndrome.

Keep the family computer in the kitchen or the family room where use can be monitored and limited. Don’t let your kids — all the way from toddlers to teenagers — spend too much time in front of a screen.

Parents must learn to say no, and to make it stick. There is something downright creepy about the thought of a toddler or preschooler who feels more at home in front of the computer screen than on the playground. “

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