### Drew Scott Faces Criticism for Recent Parenting Video: Why Viewers Should Relax

“If you fail to find humor, tears will flow,” epitomizes the essence of parenthood. While it can be draining, the ability to laugh amidst challenges and share experiences with fellow parents acts as a soothing tonic for the soul. And in this realm, Drew Scott excels! The host of Property Brothers, a father to 21-month-old Parker and expecting another child with wife Linda Phan, frequently creates entertaining videos capturing the essence of dad life. However, his most recent video has sparked criticism from parent shamers.

Depiction of iPad Dependency

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (L-R) Linda Phan and Drew Scott attend the Environmental Media Association IMPACT Summit VIP Dinner, Sponsored By Toyota at Pendry West Hollywood on March 14, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

At the Environmental Media Association IMPACT Summit VIP Dinner in West Hollywood, California, Linda Phan and Drew Scott are captured in a moment on March 14, 2023. Image Credit: Amy Sussman/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

The video portrays Scott portraying both himself and his son, Parker. Over an Instagram clip with the caption “POV: Trying to limit your kid’s screen time 📱,” Scott, as Parker, is initially engrossed in an iPhone video while clad in red plaid pajamas. As a hand intervenes to take the device, his laughter swiftly transforms into dramatic wails and screams.

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In a swift transition, the scene shifts to Scott, appearing as himself in a gray t-shirt paired with a brown jacket and jeans. After exchanging glances, he returns the phone to his “son.” Instantly, the previously distraught “Parker” ceases crying and flashes a smile at the screen. This staged emotional display effectively secured his desired outcome—a tactic many parents can resonate with!

Captioned as “iPad addiction…it’s a real thing 😩 #ParentingBeLike #parenting,” the video resonates with the reality faced by many parents. The temptation to offer a toddler an iPhone or iPad for a moment of respite, especially in public settings or when seeking uninterrupted time, is a relatable scenario.

Reactions and Responses

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott attend Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania

At the Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” event in Los Angeles, California, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott are captured on February 06, 2023. Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Comments flooded in, with Michelle Kwan exclaiming, “Omg, we are in the same boat 🤣.”

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One viewer humorously shared, “The irony of me showing this to my kids and them finding it hilarious, only to protest when I switched off the video.” Another individual commiserated, “MY KID IS STILL LIKE THAT, & SHE’S 29, LOL, LOL, LOL 😂🤣.”

However, amidst the camaraderie, some adopted a critical stance. One commenter expressed concerns over the normalization of screen dependency, highlighting its detrimental effects on children. Another disparagingly remarked, “Your kid has no business being on an iPad at his age.”

A critique of Scott’s parenting choices surfaced, implying a lazy approach to childcare through technology reliance. Such remarks, however, may lack the depth of understanding that comes with firsthand parenting experiences.

Insights on Screen Time Management

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In January, psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Becky Kennedy shared insights on screen time management with SheKnows. Emphasizing the importance of assessing whether screen time aligns with a child’s and family’s needs, she acknowledged the occasional necessity for distractions to attend to personal tasks. Dr. Kennedy advocated for a mindful approach to screen usage, devoid of unnecessary guilt, to foster both immediate and long-term success for children.

Hence, amidst the scrutiny, enjoying a lighthearted video for its intended humor is a welcome reprieve!

Before you go, explore the endearing moments captured by Drew Scott and Linda Phan, offering a glimpse into their life with son Parker.