I admit it. I’ve allowed my 9-year-old son to develop an addiction to electronic devices.
Once upon a time, Jonah could entertain himself for hours. He’d create huge animal kingdoms with his plastic animals and Playmobil sets. He’d set up train tracks and play with matchbox cars. He’d play board games by himself, do puzzles or color in coloring books. Later he discovered Legos, which occupied countless hours.
But the digital age has killed his creativity. When I tell him to turn if off, he’s at a loss for what to do. He hangs around me whining that he’s bored. Eventually, he’ll resort to his Legos, but they don’t hold his attention like they used to.