Television, tablets, laptops, personal computers, and smart phones are everywhere you turn. We use them for work, for school, to connect, to disconnect, to relax, to learn, to shop, to play, to entertain, to interact, and pretty much every way imaginable. It’s difficult for most of us to imagine life without these screens.
About a month ago my nine-year-old daughter, Estella, expressed that she had been feeling a little neglected. At first, I was a little exasperated because I work really hard to make sure that I pay attention to each of my five children. But, as I thought about it a little more, I realized that although I talk to them, hold them, teach them, and take care of them all day long, they very rarely get one-on-one time with me.