In episode 19 we begin with welcoming more international listeners. We are getting more listeners from Canada as well as new listeners from New Zealand and Romania. It’s pretty amazing that the podcast is starting to reach an international audience. Jason starts off with a rant about cell phones. It seems people don’t know how to socialize anymore. He was listening to the radio and they were discussing how over 50% of people in a restaurant were on their phones while having dinner with their families. Whether you are having a meal, at the playground, or anywhere else with your kids/family, put the devices down and pay attention. We learn face to face and that personal interaction is priceless. This is the recommendation in Stuff To Do. Simply put the phone down and play with your kids. In SuperCharge we talk about Kinetic Sand which is a really cool product that allows you to mold and play with sand even indoors without making a mess. Our email is from Gabe who asks if we are ever going to do video. While video recording would be nice, we simply don’t have the time/resources to currently do it. It’s an excuse but a pretty good one as video adds a big layer of complexity. Dr. Ellen Kreidman in Light Her Fire suggests we catch our kids doing something good for a change. We wrap up the episode with a quote from Jason “Put your phone away. Your child will appreciate it and so will your relationship with your child”.
Welcome & Intros (0:00) – Jason goes on a rant about mobile phones and his dislike for them.
Dad’s Debate (13:59) – What age does a child get a mobile phone?
Stuff to Do (23:09) – Put the phone down and play with your kids.
SuperCharge (25:37) – Kinetic Sand – moldable sand that doesn’t stick. It’s a combination of sand and Play-Doh.
Mailbag (28:55) – Gabe asks: Are you ever going to have video of your podcast?
Light Her Fire (32:18) – Catch kids doing something positive
Quote of the Day (37:02) – “Put your phone away. Your child will appreciate it and so will your relationship with your child.” – Jason Kreidman