PARENTS

Tech-Savvy Kids Miss Out On Simpler Time

10/11/2012 11:09 am ET

While watching our favorite family comedy last week, “The Middle,” I was pleasantly surprised when the story line centered on a trip to the local drive-in theater. In this episode, the children had no idea what a drive-in theater was, so the parents were trying in vain to explain it to them. The kids could not understand why they needed to leave their house and drive to see a movie, when they had cable on demand right inside their home. Out of frustration, the mother finally made the analogy, “Imagine a great big iPhone up in the sky that we all sit together in the car and watch!”

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