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Old 08-31-2010, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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As many as 21% of parents have forgotten how to play with their children, according to a poll today.


And 30% of mothers and fathers think playing with their offspring is boring, the survey commissioned by Disneyland Paris found.

Playing with children 'boring for parents' - Home News, UK - The Independent
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Playing kids games with one's children can be boring, but hey, it's part of the job!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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Yes!! I’m sorry to say but I do find playing Legos and other things with my son not fun... We do have fun playing board games especially when I catch him cheating!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Playing with kids is a blast. When mine were little, we played with Legos for hours. We have always put together jigsaw puzzles and played board games. We still play board games.

Even when they were babies, I loved playing with them. They had plenty of playtime alone too, but I've always enjoyed played with my kids.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: here
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I agree. It can be boring.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Is 30% really newsworthy? It seems the real purpose of the study is "hey, you're bored so come to Disney Paris!"?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Parents playing with kids is actually a recent invention. Parents rarely played with their children throughout most of history. Children were expected to go play with other children. Parents were busy working in the house or out of the house. Of course, during much of history, children went out to work young. Whether this was on the family farm or as child labor in factories or in the home. Even when I was growing up, playing with parents was a rare treat. It was not something that happened every day or every week. Of course, parents in our culture have played with babies to an extent, but even that was limited.

Leave those kids alone - The Boston Globe

Dorothy
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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There is nothing remotely interesting about hours of Candyland, unless it's played with tequilla and other adults.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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There is nothing remotely interesting about hours of Candyland, unless it's played with tequilla and other adults.
When I read the article the first thing I thought of was 5 in a row games of Candyland. DD LOVED Candyland, lol. And, there are books we read when they were little that are permanently ingrained in MY memory after reading them hundreds of times. I can build a lego boat or video camera with my eyes closed, lol. The kids are close in age and played a lot with each other most of the time. I enjoyed my kids, I don't so much enjoy Candyland and building legos.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Parents playing with kids is actually a recent invention. Parents rarely played with their children throughout most of history. Children were expected to go play with other children. Parents were busy working in the house or out of the house. Of course, during much of history, children went out to work young. Whether this was on the family farm or as child labor in factories or in the home. Even when I was growing up, playing with parents was a rare treat. It was not something that happened every day or every week. Of course, parents in our culture have played with babies to an extent, but even that was limited.

Leave those kids alone - The Boston Globe

Dorothy
This is the truth. My brothers and I were always outside or inside doing something alone or with other kids. I can't really recall my parents "playing" with us. What we had were family outings to amusement parks, sleigh riding, camping trips, etc.
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