Of course, the 3-hour limit of game playing on weekends (none during the school week) is still enforced.
I know people who have a TV in every bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and even garage and I was determined not to be like them.
However, as our kids got older, especially the 14-year-old, it became clear that having one television was more of a negative than a positive. For example, why was it that the few hours he played his PS3 on the weekends was the same time as a Lakers game I wanted to see?
Already my youngest son is jealous that his older brother has a TV in his room. However, at age 9, he will have to share the family TV for now.
At least we still have only one computer in our house. I’m sure the time will come though when we will face another decision: whether or not to buy our son his own computer. I intend to delay that as long as possible—or at least until he turns 15.
--BRIAN CROSBY is a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District and the author of "Smart Kids, Bad Schools and The $100,000 Teacher." He can be reached at brian-crosby.com.