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    Quote Originally Posted by PolWatch View Post
    I agree with kids issue. models, railroading, miniatures teach kids a lot....they need the creativity. Its too easy for kids to sit & watch a screen, waiting for entertainment instead of being actively involved in creating entertainment.
    I try to do right by my kids. My wife and I are in somewhat of a bad position, as far as income goes and keeping up with the Joneses, as one of us must stay home, most of the time.

    This does give a big advantage when it comes to taking care of the kids and pointing them in the proper direction.

    Around the kids political talk in a no-no. If you say president, Obama, governor, McCrory or senator (that is a good one because my wife had to talk to one last night) you get the Ooooo you said a bad word...

    We try to focus on doing. My kids get 1/2 hour of electronics time a day unless they play together and then it is one hour. There are times when me and the kids play but that is family time. The TV goes off at 8 PM, no exceptions, and we read. As of late the reading has been reference material, because that is what they want.

    We do some gardening, woodwork, auto mechanics (my daughter was doing break jobs, wheel bearings and oil changes at 12).

    We try the modeling from time to time because I do not want to burn them out. Sometimes they help me:
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    My son used to complain that he was abused....we did not allow video games & restricted TV access. He spent time learning to do things and reading for entertainment. He survived and has admitted that some of the skills he learned has helped him more than playing video games or unrestricted TV would have done.

    Of course, he is now 43 so don't hold your breath waiting for the young'uns to realize that soon!
    Through all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn't laugh we just would go insane. - Jimmy Buffett

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolWatch View Post
    My son used to complain that he was abused....we did not allow video games & restricted TV access. He spent time learning to do things and reading for entertainment. He survived and has admitted that some of the skills he learned has helped him more than playing video games or unrestricted TV would have done.

    Of course, he is now 43 so don't hold your breath waiting for the young'uns to realize that soon!
    believe it or not, my daughter thanks me. She is 16 and about to start dual enrollment at the local CC. She is happy and she already shows appreciation, when she is not talking back and being a teen.

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    Back talk is a requirement for membership in the United States Teen Union....they could lose their card if they were polite all the time....
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