For me, it all boils down to just a few things:
1. In all things, moderation. And balance. Technology is great and kids should have access to whatever their parents can offer, but they should also get to go outside and play in the mud. Also: DON’T schedule every minute of their day. Give them time to stare out the window.
2. Talk to your kids. I mean BECOME interested, don’t just say, “How was your day?” or “What’d you do in school today?” and then go back to reading your email while the kid talks to the side of your face or the top of your head. Watch TV together (at least sometimes); look at stuff on youtube – together – and talk about it.
3. Remember Sturgeon’s Law. It holds true for just about EVERYTHING. Games. Webpages. The Internet. Movies. Music. Everything.
4. Remember that only half of the people will be above average. Even fewer will be exceptional. That includes teachers.