My parents were geniuses. While this may sound extreme, we did not watch TV from Monday – Friday and watched only a few hours on the weekends. Video games were limited to a maximum of 30 minutes per day and only if we had read recreationally for 30 minutes beforehand. Yes, this sounds radical, but it was purely brilliant. We spent our free hours playing with friends, doing family activities, pursuing new skills, and going on countless trips together. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.