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1. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I just read a news reporting a 4-year-old child from USA dies after playing Disneyland's Mission: Space! His name is Daudi Bamuwamye. Disneyland's authorities stated they had warned these people with certain conditions to be awared of eventhough this game has the highest percentage where many people felt uneasy after playing the game.

I am so suprised that the child was joining his mother and his younger sister; didn't his mother aware that her children are that young?

Likewise, there was a so-called managing director on the air saying their new developed program is suitable for kids from 4 -year-old and above. In addition, she advised the parents to accompany their children while surfing the Internet. Okay...fine. I made a call to the radio station and asked her, "what kind of philosophy and research facts to support a 4-year-old children is 'healthy' enough to explore the world of internet?" The DJ twisted my question and made my statement as general as possible while the director kept on saying the program is a way of communication between parents and toddlers. (C'mon, I WAS FROM THE line of early childhood education years ago and I also had handled a few marketing/publicities on how to coordinate the statement to make an education product sounds 'research-savvy': that's marketing strategy! )

Sigh...many NOWADAYS parents are LACKING of knowledge about early-childhood and that's why childcare centres and nursery centres are one of the 'profitable business' in this world BECAUSE many parents are getting more confused of how to take good care of their chilren. They love their children very much but they are surrounded by lots of "is it true or false?" info world.

Enough!

Luckily i am still single and would not worry about this,

Lee

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

The child probably had a pre-exsisting condition that they didn't know about...hundreds of thousands of people ride that every year with no ill effects..as for the rest of it, I agree...most parents today hardly take any responsibility for their children. It is a very sad state of affairs...but I don't know how that will change...the shift in the past 20 or so years to blame everyone and anyone instead of taking responsibility for their selves and their own actions scares me :(

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Thanks, at least you give your comments on this very serious and sensitive issue.

What a lovely cupcake! Though you have the most postings NO, you posted each with certain degree of attention. Well done!

Lee

4. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

postings NO

postings NO = number of post

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

The child probably had a pre-exsisting condition that they didn't know about...hundreds of thousands of people ride that every year with no ill effects..as for the rest of it, I agree...most parents today hardly take any responsibility for their children. It is a very sad state of affairs...but I don't know how that will change...the shift in the past 20 or so years to blame everyone and anyone instead of taking responsibility for their selves and their own actions scares me :(

I agree with you CC and it seems to be more the case here than any other place in the world...the land of the free? yeah, right...more like the land of the lawsuits. The one with the big pockets always gets the blame and parents dont ever want to take responsibility for anything that happens to their children. It is always much easier to point your finger at someone else. This is very much the case with the parent-student relationship, at least here in the States...blame the teacher and the school system for it all.

I've been to that ride and I can tell you, it wouldnt kill anyone. Yes, a 4 yr child is young but Disney is pretty strict as it is on the age/height requirements when you enter the fast-risky rides. Like you, I also think he probably had a pre-existing condition...

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Anne, do you think it is worse in the U.S. than anywhere else? I can't imagine it being worse anywhere else (judging by how bad it has gotten here) I just don't see a way we can change it? I mean..all I can do is raise my children differently, but if it isn't a huge shift, what difference will it make? This is a very depressing subject..:(

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Anne, do you think it is worse in the U.S. than anywhere else?

Is that true? I think it's the same thing in every part in this world.

Lee

8. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Any comments from other TPers?