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reading and do homework in car

Postby LLK » Sat May 14, 2011 6:33 pm

My kid has the habit of reading and doing homework in the car when i am driving. I heard this is very bad for their eyesight, true?

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby sall » Mon May 23, 2011 8:21 am

Yes, it is very bad for the eyes. Eye specialists always advise against this practice.

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby LOLMum » Tue May 24, 2011 10:10 am

very bad, definite a big no no if possible. watching dvd in moving car is equally bad too.

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby LLK » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:20 pm

If that is the case, I shall get my kid to try to stop doing all that in the car. But I am quite sure they will feel bore doing nothing in the car, or in bus and MRT train (in future). I always think that reading their favourite book or newspaper articles are better than playing with their mobile phone, which is equally bad for the eyes.

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby dovetail » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:15 am

lkk,

how does your kid do homework in the car. It's not easy to write when car is moving, isn't it?

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:18 pm

WCW wrote:
LLK wrote:If that is the case, I shall get my kid to try to stop doing all that in the car. But I am quite sure they will feel bore doing nothing in the car, or in bus and MRT train (in future). I always think that reading their favourite book or newspaper articles are better than playing with their mobile phone, which is equally bad for the eyes.


just tell them to take a break from the books and games. relax the eyes and look out of the window, look at the moving trees, people, vehicles. It can be also a good way to de-stress by not thinking and doing anything. Maybe that is the problem with developed country, every second must do something, and that's why so stress. If you go to less deelop country, they will take some time to relax and not do anything awhile


actually i think there are a lot of things to teach them about when they observe the outside world. and doing homework in moving car usually ends up with ugly handwriting~

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby LLK » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:58 pm

I agree with the idea of relaxing and enjoying the journey to de-stress. But sometimes rushing to complete uncompleted homework and revise for test/exam, kids, esp. those secondary school level and above, would or have to make use of that precious time in car, bus or train. As for reading (book, magazine or newspaper, our minister for transport also did that recently in the bus) for leisure, it seems to be a very common practice, even for working adult.
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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby laughingcat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:28 am

I also have the same problem. My kids love to draw in the car while I am drawing. I tried to stop them but it is very difficult to do so.

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby dovetail » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:44 am

"There Is A Time And Place For Everything"

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Re: reading and do homework in car

Postby Vevey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:10 pm

I was able to read lecture notes on the 45min long MRT journey when it wasn't so crowded then but not in car or bus. Will get headache.

How abt starting the day earlier instead of relying on the car journey to finish the work?

We prefer to listen/sing along to music when in the car but during long road trips to m'sia, will let the kids watch DVD.

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