Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:38 PM
Baloney. When they didn't have video games and cell phone and the internet to parent their kids, they just used TV. Tech changes, not the people.
And what planet were you on that you were clueless as to what an 8-track was/is or a 45 record?
The tech available now is off-the-charts though. You've got multiple channels that show NOTHING but children's programming, and you can DVR the shows they like out the wazoo, if so inclined. And most houses in the era I grew up in had two TVs, tops, and very few kids had a TV in their rooms. TVs are cheap now, in relation to what they cost back in my day, and much easier to get around. It's a LOT easier to plunk a kid down in front of a TV for hours on end than it used to be.
Back in the day, the technology wasn't good enough that parents could almost completely shirk being real parents...some degree of interaction was forced (very long car rides, for example). Now, in a way, technology almost IS good enough where interaction can effectively (and quite sadly) be minimized. As long as I buy my kids lots of toys and gadgets, all I have to do is make him a killer playroom or bedroom where he can disappear, enroll him in lots of activities, and my job is done. I'll get a DVD player for the car, because heaven forbid there might be discussion between me and my children during a long road trip!
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 21 October 2013 - 04:38 PM.
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