I come across a lot of children, as most people in Hoboken do. I cannot get over the fact that Parents let their children use the iPAd so much. I see kids at the park using the iPad instead of playing. At restaurants instead of coloring. I just can't believe how one tablet can make a child who doesn't even know what their doing with it become so obsessive.
So, here was I, sitting at a restaurant on Washington Street with some friends. Next to us was a family. With a baby that could have been a year, but totally could have been as young as 10 months old. The food arrived and the iPad was taken from the addicted baby. I bet you can guess what happened next. Yes, an all out 2 year old tantrum. I wanted to ring the necks of these Parents for letting this happen. Not only does it disturb the other patrons, but I don't think they realize what kind of monster they have created. I mean, Parents, do you realize that the iPad is an addiction? Your 1 year old child doesn't understand the "game" on the iPad. They see colors. Your 1 year old child isn't learning the alphabet, they are guessing what letter goes next.
Remember when we were kids sitting at a restaurant? Yeah, we had to color. Leave the iPad at home and bring crayons. Your child will be a hell of a lot smarter learning to draw letters instead of guessing.