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Stay-at-home dad blogger wants 'playdate' banished

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A stay-at-home dad blogger is suggesting that the ‘playdate’ be banished because it’s hampering spontaneity for kids, according to a report by ABC News.

Chris Bernholdt claims the ‘playdate’ is just as much for adults as it is for kids because stay-at-home parenting can be isolating, and that’s ultimately hurting the children.

Bernholdt wrote on his blog, "This playdate garbage is ruining our kids. I shudder every time someone asks me if our kids can have a playdate together. That word is almost as bad as Mr. Mom. Almost."

He goes on to say that kids are no longer playing independently.

"We are dumbing down their ability to be independent thinkers with scheduled activity and feeling like we are to blame when they have ‘nothing to do.’”

Bernholdt told ABC News that it is great for two parents to connect while their kids are nearby, but sometimes interaction can be “awkward” and that instead parents should use the time to run other errands for themselves.

Visit Bernholdt's Blog HERE

Read more @ ABC News

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