Agree....but first you have to actually get the kids out of the damn house first. Get met with resistance even trying to get them outside, lol.
I take the batteries to the controllers, it's so much better than taking the chords or devices. Pure torture...
Fortunately though, there's a ton of kids on our streets, so I don't have to do that much, he'll go play willingly.
Mine are still a bit too young to be too enslaved by electronics but wow can you see it when you let them get their hands on it. I give my 5 year old the tablet and he's flying around on it quicker than I can and a war could be going on around him and he wouldn't even flinch.
Ahh, I remember those days, 5 is a fun age. Has he run up an incredible bill or hacked something yet? lol
When mine was five, I caught him trying to use a youtube tutorial to hack a free membership from some Disney website.
"No, no, we don't hack website memberships! And we certainly don't do it from youtube tutorials! That is strictly off limits!"
LOL, luckily it hasn't been too bad...I did have to set up the parental controls on the Firestick though when I got a couple emails thanking me for the apps I purchased. They were free apps he got into by messing around with the remote but damn did I learn my lesson
But we haven't gotten as far as using Youtube tutorials yet...that's just downright impressive, haha.
My nephew did something like that. He bought every sonic game in existence. $80, I think it was.
It's instinctive, somehow they're born with a greater tech-skill set than us. I guess it's that they process info quicker than we do. The whole reason I bought the $50 Fire tablet was because they advertised it as having parental settings that rivaled the NSA. lol "Sold!"
I was actually kinda insulted that I'd never thought of that.
Those young brains that just soak up anything and everything around them. So much more open to taking in new information. They haven't reached that point where they are too set in their ways.
Yea I keep pass codes on just about everything. Once they find a work-around I suppose I'll have to go to biometrics, lol.
So true, not to mention practical. They quickly discard practices that don't tender the desired outcome and try a different method. I still find that remarkable.
That's hysterical. If my kid new the password he be ticked at how simple it is.
Same here the parental control password is the same on every device I have. It's actually a series of numbers from a song that he sings all the time.
Now that's just diabolical! lmao I love it...
Agreed... they have to learn to fail at some point. And when they fail, it will be epic ;)
..and far, far beyond. I recall when my husband was talking to my Ma one night and she said, "I cannot believe the things I allowed my children to do." In reality, my Dad always said, "They'll be fine, Barb." And we were. We were fine. No helmets, no seat belts, back of the pickup on I-75...we survived just fine. I am soooooooooo glad I am not a kid today.
I did most everything on that list by the time i was seven.
We used to jump on our horses. no bridle or saddle, give them a knee sqeeze and let them run. Most of our property was fenced, but.....
They would have had to tie me down to get a helmet on me, for anything. And it would be ditched a soon as i was out of view.
When I was little, I'd stand with my arm out and my brother would grab my arm and throw me onto the back of his motorcycle without stopping or even slowing down, we never wore helmets back then.