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But I have all the same technology at my home and choose not to spend so much time on it. There's alcohol here, too, but I don't drink 'til I pass out every day. (That sounds a little harsher than I meant it, and I DON'T mean it harshly).  My grandchildren have all the games and computers, etc., but their mom (my daughter) regulates their time on it with a very heavy hand. They read together every night. April of every year is named "Screen-free April."  

It really is "how you choose to use it" or how your parents choose for you.  The people who choose the way that's more work and more trouble (enforcing the rules with their kids and themselves, for instance) have better outcomes than others, is my guess. Yes, I agree that the advertising is awfully seductive, which is why parents ALSO have the burden of refusing to let their kids have all the soda and potato chips they want, but the ones who go to the trouble have the better outcomes.  jeebus, I sound prissy.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 10:25:50 AM EST
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