How are things? I have a question, a parenting one. DH’s best friend was explaining how his son was all disappointed this X-mas because Santa didn’t bring some electronic game thing (i’m old, i don’t know what they are) and his friends are already receiving the new generation of these things. His son is 6. I think the parents were feeling 6 is too young for an electronic game thing, the are also hippy kind of parents, so i think chances are slim this child would ever receive any kind of gaming system. My question is: what age is appropriate to receive an electronic device: mp3 player, game, cell phone, notebook etc? My BFF is well off, and her 9 year olds have their own notebooks, and her eldest (11) has his own lap top. I just kind of feel that when young kids have their own of these things, there seems to be a lack of parental control. Who knows where in the cyber world they are heading to or talking to? What do you think? Is there an age limit on devices?
HSM: Readers – please weigh in!