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A humorous point of view on the rise of a new technology. Our parents were worried about the tv-watching, the next generation was worried about the early video games. Now it's phones and tablets...


According to the most recent cave drawings, children nowadays are using fire more than ever before. And it’s no wonder: fire has many wonderful applications, such as cooking meat, warming the home, and warding off wild animals in the night. We adult Homo erectus, with our enlarged brains and experience of pre-fire days, can moderate our use, but our children—some of whom never lived during a time when you couldn’t simply strike two rocks together for an hour over a pile of dried grass to eventually produce a spark that, with gentle coaxing, might grow into a roaring flame—can have difficulty self-monitoring their interactions with fire.

You don’t want to be the bad guy, but you also want to make sure that your child engages in other activities, like mammoth hunting and the gathering of rocks and bones with which to make tools. So, how do you set appropriate boundaries for your child on fire usage without jeopardizing the family unit so crucial to the survival of the species? Here are some tips:


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Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents 589 Nolondil 16-Apr-19 17:47
Mod Note > Topic Moved 73 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Apr-19 22:02
Re: Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents 121 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 00:43

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