On a recent Sunday evening, each of my kids was engaged with some electronic gadget or another. I was about to call for a moratorium on screen time and a return to family time.
Unbeknown to me, they were already enjoying family time.
My 9-year-old in our Philadelphia home was playing an online Scrabble game with his grandmother on her iPad two time zones away in Denver.
My 11-year-old was video-chatting with his grandfather in Florida on Skype, a program I didn’t even know we had.