This is a response to the letter, ‘Where is quality social interaction?’, by Concerned Parent, published in the Opinion page of the Bulletin on August 27.
I believe that the author has painted all parents and children with one broad brush. Not all parents raise their children in a certain way, and neither are all children innately well-behaved and independent.
If a tablet could keep a child from making a scene in public, then it would deem it a useful tool. Ultimately, it depends on the child’s personality. A high-strung toddler will always be a handful.
If a tablet could keep them distracted long enough for me to have an uninterrupted conversation with my wife, so be it.