Hi. As you all can see from my ealier post, we have only child who is 9 1/2. I feel he is way too dependant on electronics for entertainment. Whose fault is that you say? Of course, it would be mine, the mother's! However, I have tried many, MANY times to engage him with a multitude of other activities day in and day out to keep him busy, active, distracted, etc. from electronics, but he always seems to want to immediately "fall back" to his DS, XBOX< computer games, movies, Leapster, MP3 Player, etc. I am ready to literally throw them ALL in the trash. When will he realize he needs to STOP with so many electronics when there is "down" time? I really have tried to spend a LOT of quality time with him because he is an extrovert and loves to socialize, and because of the only child thing, I really feel for him and his lonliness. We do swimming on Mon, Tae Kwon Do on Tues, Piano lessons on Wed, a science and nature class on Thursdays and have playdates in between times, or other outtings such as baseball, our local playground, bookstore, church, library, etc. but I am a little weary of trying to get the point across about too many electronics he's wanting. It's like there's two modes with him- people and relationships, or electronics, not much else to motivate him, but he HAS to realize how important things are like school work and chores, quiet time, etc. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but tell me anything I need to hear from your experiences, thanks!