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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-05 11:31 AM
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1. I agree with a lot of this....
It's a combination of TV/Video Games/Computer time, in conjunction with the belief that the world is so much more dangerous, that it's unsafe to let your kids out of your sight. Combine with the idea that if your kid did something that caused harm to another kid, that kid's parents might sue you, and you've got a recipe for keeping kids home, inside, regulated... Meh.
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  -Sunday rant - why don't kids play anymore? Democrat 4 Ever  Apr-03-05 11:24 AM   #0 
  - I agree with a lot of this....  LynzM   Apr-03-05 11:31 AM   #1 
  - It was safer back to let them run around the neighborhood then.  cornermouse   Apr-03-05 11:33 AM   #2 
  - Maybe but maybe they just talk about them more now.  Southsideirish   Apr-03-05 11:47 AM   #9 
  - Yes, I grew up in the 1950s, and there were children abducted and killed  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-03-05 01:37 PM   #38 
     - We liked to play pioneers too.  Left Is Write   Apr-03-05 01:50 PM   #41 
  - It's more that it wasn't so mediapathic.  politicat   Apr-03-05 05:07 PM   #56 
  - no one's home  greymattermom   Apr-03-05 11:33 AM   #3 
  - Thanks for that.  Bronco69   Apr-03-05 11:34 AM   #4 
  - Good observations.  InvisibleTouch   Apr-03-05 11:37 AM   #5 
  - Just sent my four year old out to play.  xmas74   Apr-03-05 11:40 AM   #6 
  - Because we are not a society. We are a nation of  HypnoToad   Apr-03-05 11:40 AM   #7 
  - Absolutely. It does take a village.  xmas74   Apr-03-05 11:44 AM   #8 
  - That is the difference between us and them  acmejack   Apr-03-05 11:54 AM   #10 
  - I am rural. I still know that I have to depend on  xmas74   Apr-03-05 12:04 PM   #16 
  - They laughed at that....  Jade Fox   Apr-03-05 12:17 PM   #18 
  - And I still never understood.  xmas74   Apr-03-05 12:20 PM   #19 
     - I alway say: these people should have to live in the world they claim...  Jade Fox   Apr-03-05 12:35 PM   #23 
        - True.  xmas74   Apr-03-05 02:39 PM   #48 
  - IMO, There's No Such Thing As "Do Everything Yourself". SOMEBODY  cryingshame   Apr-03-05 01:36 PM   #37 
     - Exactly.  xmas74   Apr-03-05 02:34 PM   #47 
  - Nicely said. (n/t)  ReadTomPaine   Apr-03-05 12:45 PM   #25 
  - Excellent!  dolo amber   Apr-03-05 11:56 AM   #11 
  - When I was a kid I'd announce to my  LibDemAlways   Apr-03-05 11:56 AM   #12 
  - But do you think....  LynzM   Apr-03-05 12:41 PM   #24 
     - Right, the stranger trying to lure a kid into a car  hfojvt   Apr-03-05 12:59 PM   #27 
     - I think parents basically have no idea of their children's own maturity  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-03-05 01:42 PM   #39 
     - I feel sure it is because we do have more information. There have  Democrat 4 Ever   Apr-03-05 01:01 PM   #28 
     - They were always there  Patiod   Apr-03-05 01:09 PM   #29 
     - I actually think the problem has decreased somewhat  ccbombs   Apr-03-05 01:10 PM   #31 
     - Unfortunately, I think there might be more dangerous  grace0418   Apr-03-05 03:20 PM   #51 
     - Good points  LynzM   Apr-03-05 03:45 PM   #53 
     - When I was a kid I had 4 run-ins with real wirdos.  Hoping4Change   Apr-03-05 06:21 PM   #64 
  - Sticks, green army men, toy guns, and Star Wars..  solinvictus   Apr-03-05 11:57 AM   #13 
  - When my parents divorced in sound and fury  Hardrada   Apr-03-05 10:04 PM   #70 
  - The kids on my block and I used to play manhunt for hours each night  DS1   Apr-03-05 11:59 AM   #14 
  - I know exactly what you mean.  Midlodemocrat   Apr-03-05 12:00 PM   #15 
  - I think I'll start a playing academy.  trof   Apr-03-05 12:11 PM   #17 
  - I'm betting you would have a waiting list within a month if you  Democrat 4 Ever   Apr-03-05 12:24 PM   #22 
  - Even though my neighborhood has plenty of moms at home,  Pool Hall Ace   Apr-03-05 12:22 PM   #20 
  - I feel the same way  alarimer   Apr-03-05 12:24 PM   #21 
  - A road trip down nostalgia lane...  trof   Apr-03-05 12:58 PM   #26 
  - thanks for telling us about "rosebud"  hfojvt   Apr-03-05 01:17 PM   #34 
     - My bike's name was "Trigger". I was a Roy Rogers fan.  trof   Apr-03-05 05:42 PM   #60 
  - I agree with what you're saying.  No Surrender   Apr-03-05 01:09 PM   #30 
  - Because they don't read any more  NV Whino   Apr-03-05 01:13 PM   #32 
  - I have a little girl, and I don't want her to get snatched.  tjdee   Apr-03-05 01:14 PM   #33 
  - We all have children we don't want snatched. You made it  Democrat 4 Ever   Apr-03-05 01:34 PM   #36 
     - I didn't mean to make it sound that way.  tjdee   Apr-03-05 01:53 PM   #42 
     - Sorry, didn't mean to snap. And believe it or not - I was a worry  Democrat 4 Ever   Apr-03-05 04:03 PM   #54 
     - I grew up in a neighborhood like that, though it was in the suburbs.  Left Is Write   Apr-03-05 01:56 PM   #43 
  - IMO, This Is Where A LOT Of Violence Comes From- TV & Video Games  cryingshame   Apr-03-05 01:31 PM   #35 
  - So far, we have successfully avoided getting any video game  Left Is Write   Apr-03-05 01:59 PM   #44 
  - One other thing about 'back then'  KarenS   Apr-03-05 01:46 PM   #40 
  - Where would they play?  oldcoot   Apr-03-05 02:20 PM   #45 
  - My 2 kids are outside my window now, PLAYING.  RetroLounge   Apr-03-05 02:22 PM   #46 
  - It might be the uncontrolled and wild teenage boys  tridim   Apr-03-05 03:11 PM   #49 
  - my two boys play....  leftchick   Apr-03-05 03:16 PM   #50 
  - The human body wasn't designed to sit still gazing at an  ladjf   Apr-03-05 03:43 PM   #52 
  - When I was a kid...  El Fuego   Apr-03-05 04:52 PM   #55 
  - Kids should be limited...  48pan   Apr-03-05 05:12 PM   #57 
  - didn't anyone play league of justice? i remember folding aluminum  AgadorSparticus   Apr-03-05 05:20 PM   #58 
  - Amazing How Precious "Little" Things Like Gold/Silver Crayons Can Be  cryingshame   Apr-03-05 06:22 PM   #65 
  - My sisters and I saddled up at sunrise  Karenina   Apr-03-05 05:40 PM   #59 
  - You're not kidding!  solinvictus   Apr-03-05 05:54 PM   #62 
  - Things are fine today  gyopsy   Apr-03-05 05:52 PM   #61 
  - I think the primary reason kids don't have free form play  ikojo   Apr-03-05 05:57 PM   #63 
  - Kids are fine. My kids are anyhow.  mahina   Apr-03-05 09:35 PM   #66 
  - Just for the record  Maestro   Apr-03-05 09:36 PM   #67 
  - I don't think that's true at all.  BBradley   Apr-03-05 09:52 PM   #68 
  - Plus you found out the real world does not have a reset button.  texas1928   Apr-03-05 09:55 PM   #69 
  - I remember playing as a child.  NYdemocrat089   Apr-03-05 10:13 PM   #71 
  - cuz these are the good old days  shugah   Apr-03-05 10:38 PM   #72 
  - When we grew up, kids were allowed to be kids!  fooj   Apr-03-05 10:44 PM   #73 
  - It was always the same...  onager   Apr-04-05 01:11 AM   #74 
  - I'm not sure about kids not playing any more.  FlaGranny   Apr-04-05 10:15 AM   #75 

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