Where Did the X-Box Go?

Does your child have an X-Box, PS3 or any other gaming console that seems to occupy an inordinate amount of time?

Have you ever taken privileges away and watched what happened?

Amazing, isn’t it?  Kids anymore don’t know what to do unless they are plugged in.

Next time you have the opportunity to force them to unplug, do it.  See how long it takes for the first “I’m bored” comment to emerge.  If it is within an hour then it is time to begin reprogramming their time.  If it doesn’t then use the opportunity to reprogram it anyway.

Play a game, read a book, talk, reconnect.  It will do them and yourself some good.

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About Mike

Mike has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for the past 20 years. Mike is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, earning Bachelors degrees in Business Economics and Geography. Mike also earned his MBA in Finance from California State University, Fresno. Mike is married to the mother of his 3 children and currently lives outside of Boulder, CO. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, reading and coaching basketball.
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