Summer can feel very long sometimes. Heck, I’ve been there. I clearly remember the days when the kids seemed crazier than a pack of wild squirrels, leaving piles of household detritus in their wake while I followed them helplessly, longing for a hot cup of coffee and five minutes in the bathroom without someone knocking on the door.
Maintaining a healthy balance between entertainment media and other activities in children's lives has always been a challenge. The Internet has made this challenge even more difficult. This section explores how to recognize when excessive use has become problematic and how to address the issue.
Parents need to speak with their kids to make them aware of the problem. Suggest they keep a journal and write down the number of hours spent on the computer each day.If the young person has agreed there’s a problem (and that’s the most important step), you need to work together to put a program in place to help them to break the habit.