Our kids, 4 and 11, both have hand held video game devices, they both have TVs in their rooms, our 11 yr old had a Kindle Fire and a cell phone, which she just got for her birthday because she's been a straight A student for the last 3 yrs, and they both still LOVE to read ( or be read to, our 4 yr old ), LOVE to play outside, LOVE to just chill and hang with us and talk and LOVE to play sports. They both just finished soccer season. I am not by any means saying anything I've done made them this way, or maybe it has, but I guess I just don't see why all tho technology is so bad. My kids have learned so much from it. I think it's helped a lot, along with what we teach them.