What do you think about kids and portable games in restaurants?
I'll start by saying that I do not have children YET. I've noticed a huge influx of kids carrying around portable games with them to places like restaurants or church. I've heard a lot of parents say that it's ok because it allows them to have an adult conversation with their spouse/friend/whoever and keeps the child occupied.
I'll skip now to a conversation I had with my mother-in-law (3rd grade teacher) who was complaining that her students have no idea how to have a conversation (less than 3rd graders before them) and now spends about 30 minutes each day just talking to her students about current events or just listening to whatever they have to say.
I feel like the latter seems to be connected to the former. Like maybe if that parent having those adult conversations was talking to their child instead a certain amount of social awkwardness could be avoided. Anyways since I don't have kids I can only provide myself with hypothetical opinons and was hoping to hear some of yours.