Electronic Monsters

Tired Child with Remote ControlIn this age of endless technology, the way children spend their time is changing dramatically. How many times do we hear ourselves say, "If you fight over the remote control one more time everyone goes to bed!" Parents now compete with the TV, the video game system, the computer. Have you noticed how electronics can turn the sweetest child into an irritable monster? Especially when you ask them to retire the remote for an hour of reading or homework or playing outside? How do you deal with electronics overload in your house? Post here, and I'll be back with a collection of the answers. photo: Lars Plougmann