Spending too much time on video games or the computer

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Spending too much time on video games or the computer

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Children need, in this day and age, should really be using technology; the computers, to communicate back to home, and to do their homework. If you are thinking that the usage is too excessive and you need to put some structure around it, don't be afraid to physically take the machine away. If it's a laptop, take it out of their hands. Don't be afraid to pull the plug or take the game controllers away. It is the easiest way to say, "Stop using it." You can also, with parental control software, control usage on the internet and use the controls to do that. At the end of the day, pull the switch. There is nothing wrong with it. Tomorrow, you can always plug it back in.

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Jonathon Fishman

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Jonathon Fishman is passionate about technology.  Not for what it does, but for where it can lead you. The idea for his company, Ben’s Ranch, struck Jonathon when his stepmother asked his advice in buying a computer for her grandson. She didn't care about the brand or specs, she simply wanted to know how it would help her Grandson.  Jonathon realized that technical support was centered around rescue, repair and complicated conversations. He believed that the conversation should start with how does technology empower the use. Ben's Ranch became the industry standard for personal and small business IT by shifting the conversation repair to usability. Jonathon is happily married and the father of a seven-year old and a nine-year old.

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