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RE: Analog dates and cradle cats

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In the last two or three years, I have really disconnected myself from my phone. Especially after deleting all my social media accounts.

Now, I only need my phone for making calls, or checking something. Otherwise, I don't even see my phone for half the day.

Seems really different from the time 3-4 years ago, when I was buried in my phone. Spending all my evening watching videos on facebook. Or scrolling on instagram. Lol.

I have a really good connection like that with my nephew. He is 10 now. I miss those days when he was really small and cute.

Now, even though he is just 10, I feel he is all grown up now. Understands a lot more than kids of his age do. Whenever we talk, or meet, he talks about his days, what he is doing in sports, or his school etc. As opposed to kids of his age in my family who are spending all their time in the last 6 months playing games on their phones/tablets.

Lol, I have an older nephew of 16, he barely talks with me once or twice in a week. He spends all his day reading manga, watching anime etc.

Kids are really different these days.

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Understands a lot more than kids of his age do. Whenever we talk, or meet, he talks about his days, what he is doing in sports, or his school etc.

Perhaps he has "uncle influence" affecting him ;D

Kids are really different these days.

Kids are very different, but I think that all have the potential for creativity, before they are trained as consumers. I find that at least observationally, there is a difference between the kids who have parents that spend time with them, or parents who waste time with them :)

Yepp, I think when I look at my family, I can see the difference. My younger nephew's parents spends a lot of quality time with him daily. So, whenever he is around people, he enjoys talking with them.

Whereas, the older one's dad is in army, and his mom is also working. So, he is used to spending very little time with his parents. Especially his dad. It might be the reason why he doesn't like to be that much social and spends most of his time on his phone/tablet.

Perhaps there is strengths and weaknesses in all approaches and parents do the best they can. I am unsure why some parents can do so very little though.