Parenting with Cellphones

iphoneOk, so maybe it isn’t really parenting with cellphones, but they sure can be helpful. My iPhone has entertained our toddler countless times. He’s 3 1/2 and can operate it better than my wife. He scrolls through pictures, zooms in and out, plays games and watches videos with ease. It’s really impressive to watch him in action.

As anyone who is a parent to a toddler knows, it’s tough to keep them still. Just today, I was in line at a store and Jack wouldn’t stay near me. Out came the iPhone and he was parked in line by my side until it was time to go. I highly recommend an iPhone or similar device as a parenting aid. By the way, Jack knows he has to sit down – usually on carpet , a sofa or chair – when playing with it.

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  1. I have a 4 year old that has been able to operate our cell phones since he was 3. It is crazy how fast he too has been able to pick up on all things electronic. From the DS lite system to the PS3 he loves them all and can outlast me any day!

  2. Couldn’t agree more. I think we may tend to underestimate kids sometimes. My 3 year old walked up to me one time and recited 2 full sentences in Spanish. “I didn’t know you could speak Spanish,” I said. … I really didn’t. She said, “there’s a monster under my bed,” in Spanish. again and again. And then taught me how to say it. Fun times. She had been learning Spanish from Dora the Explorer. So I know what you mean by “impressive to watch.” Kids are amazing.