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Computer Time…

After school, once homework is done the girls love to jump of the computer and play games!

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

26 Responses to “Computer Time…”

  1. momznite says:

    Computer games can be lots of fun as long as screen time is balanced with other activities (as it clearly is in your household.)

  2. kristin says:

    She looks so much like you! The older she gets the more she does!

  3. I remember playing OLD pc games when I was a kid…Things like Battle Chess and Jeopardy. Technology has really come a long way!

  4. Katy M says:

    Do you keep the computer in the family room? She looks super-happy!

  5. Tamara B. says:

    I see a Junior Blogger in the making 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Actually Samantha has her own blog. Now rhat she can write I bet she will use it. I’ll have to show her how to do pictures and such. This red one she is using has a built in web cam/camera.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    I remember those days! I also remember that I had to lock the computer up when I left the house or the kids would be on it all day and argue over who spent the most time on it! LOL!

  7. trishden says:

    Don’t they all, I shudder to think what we would ever do if the internet went down for any length of time, I think some of us grownups would be going through withdraws.

  8. Janie R says:

    We had the computer in the dining room when I was growing up, too! It really lets you monitor their usage.

  9. Lisa says:

    I agree with Kristin above- she looks just like you! Your mini me!

  10. hbomb says:

    Cute! Ours is in the dining room also. It kind of makes them make sure to get all their homework and chores done so they can play!

  11. evelyn goettner says:

    My girls do the same thing! They get home have a snack, do homework and then hit the computer.

  12. nickie says:

    I hope to do this with my son when he enters school. He is 2 now 🙂

  13. JC says:

    Sounds just like my girls… Once homework is done, they love to play computer games too.

  14. Sheila says:

    She looks like you in this picture! I’m glad that they’re allowed to use the computer AFTER their homework is done. 🙂

  15. Christine M says:

    My kids love playing games on the computer too. I think my 3 yr old understands it better than my 4 yr old.

  16. Doreen Riopel says:

    That’s awesome. Games keep the brain working…even though it doesn’t feel like it to a child. 🙂

  17. Tiaras says:

    my kids LOVE to play on the computer too – we have a computer – a laptop – and 4 kids!!!!! FAIL!!!!!

  18. diane says:

    Sounds like my house too 😉 It’s an incentive to get their homework done, and not mess around!

  19. Sarah L says:

    When I was growing up there were no computers. We just barely got a TV when I was 6.
    Now, however, I jump on the computer when I get home.

  20. W Wangen says:

    My kids get “screen time”. After completing homework they have a choice of anything with a screen for one hour: computer, video game, TV, etc. They each have a timer and are pretty good at it. We also do not allow “screen time” after our evening meal. It was tough in the beginning, but now they get it and use it wisely. We then have some quiet time at night and its easier to transition to bed.

  21. Benny says:

    How do you guys do computer time? Do you limit their usage? Do you always monitor them when they are online?

  22. Sarah says:

    So cute! I remember getting the internet when I was 8 and learning so much!

  23. Heather H. says:

    Hey work hard play hard that’s my motto and really who doesn’t love computer games-bloggers in the making.

  24. SharonS says:

    By 12, my daughter had been online for a couple of years and had developed a network of girls her age with similar interests. She’s now 22, and even though our computer was in the family room and was heavily monitored by me, she encountered things that she never told me about until recently … things that shocked me (and upset me that somehow I’d not known at the time despite my vigilance). They’re such a boon to gathering knowledge, yet they can be so dangerous. Back then there weren’t near the child-safeguards available as there are now.

    Your daughter is beautiful!

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