You Need to Talk to Your Child
Cell phones, computers, video games and flat-screen televisions aren't acceptable alternatives for good old-fashioned communication -- which is what your child craves more than any of those gadgets, even if he or she says otherwise. A teacher can tell when a child is spending too much time on the computer or playing video games. Stunted communication and social skills are among the clues. Kids need to know you're interested in their lives, but a teacher isn't going to tell you that.