Tag Archives: children and iPads

Why I’m glad I enjoyed childhood before technology

“When I was your age, I was playing soldiers in the forest,” DH glumly told our sons. They were lying sprawled on the sofa, the glow of their screens casting an eerie shadow over their faces. “Come on – off … Continue reading

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Internet Scam Warning: Son2’s £280 iTunes bill

Parents Beware: My app-ortunistic son managed to innocently purchase adds-on to his FREE game without a password – arrrrghhh! It’s a Dubai problem, I know, but due to our compound pool springing a leak (think: standing in the middle literally … Continue reading

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App-ortunistic Son 2

I realise that in posting this, it’s going to sound like my children spend their whole time playing on electronic gadgets. I do force them to do other stuff too, like outings, homework and eating. But, let’s face it, the … Continue reading

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Schmaltz alert: I love you all the way to…

Several months before BB was born, our realtor in the States gave me a gift: the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You. It was the first story I read to BB and quickly became part of our nightly … Continue reading

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What did you do at school today?

My children hear me say this every day after school. I must ask at least four or five times, phrased in slightly different ways in an attempt to get an answer. “Who did you see at school today?” “What did … Continue reading

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Technology infiltrates prayer time

Have you ever watched a three-year-old play with an iPad? It’s actually quite shocking. The way those chubby fingers fly round the screen, leaving smeery fingerprints as they go, and the way the machine is handed back to you with … Continue reading

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