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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten Classroom

Can your iPad change a diaper? Make dinner? Take me to the park?

If so, then maybe it’ll get hired to be a babysitter.

More and more parents are using tech gadgets to keep their kids occupied so that the parents can do something else … like shop for another gadget for the kid to play with after or when they grow tired of the one they are playing with now.

I like to play games on my daddy’s phone. Painting fingernails is my favorite. I can also watch movies.

But I can also practice my cursive penmanship, too.

Does anybody remember what that is?

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It’s kind of nifty. You write the letters A B C but they kind of are all bendy and blend together instead of a bunch of straight lines.

The problem is my hands don’t do what my head and eyes tell them to do.

I got a good report from my teacher when mommy and daddy went to the teacher-parent conference. The teacher said that IF I want to practice more at something, then I could practice my writing. IF I want to.

Daddy went looking for an app on his phone and he found one. And I tried and tried and I got better, too … and it was fun.

But most of all, I didn’t even know I was being babysat.

The APP is called ABCs FREE tracing.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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