OK so I know thats a harsh statement but its true! If your not going to put the time and energy into educating your child then you shouldnt have kids! My hubby's son is going to be 6 years old next month and can say only part of his ABC's, but he cant look at a letter and tell you what it is, he can count only to 14 then starts skipping numbers, he can barely write his name, he has to be shown what the letter looks like before he writes it in his name. When I met him 2 years ago (he was 4) he didnt know his shapes, colors, or anything like that, so I started working with him, after 5 mins he would get frustrated and refused to try, and I would get on hubby about working with him and he would always tell me that is what school is for, thats what school will teach him...ummmm...no...my kids were able to say their abc's, write their names, knew their shapes and colors, and count to 100 by the time they were 3 years old. And both of my boys are straight A students in school. His son is now doing very poorly in kindergarten, their grading scale is 1, 2, 3 or 4, 1 being the worst (seldomly meets expectations) and 4 being the best, he is getting almost all 1's. So now hubby is concerned and wants to buy him educational stuff for xmas, well one thing i'm getting my boys is the tabeo, kids tablet. hubby said he wants to get one for his son too and put educational apps on it and a couple normal games, I told him a leappad tablet would be better because all hes going to want to do is play the games rather then the educational stuff on the tabeo, where as the leappad is all educational. well he says i'm wrong for this and i just dont want to see his son have as nice of things as my boys. but its not that at all, i want to see his son succeed in school and do better, I dont want to see him doing poorly or even fail kindergarten! I just feel like anything I say or any opinion I have that he thinks i'm wrong or I have something against his son.