I admire you LR I gave up (have given up)with some of our tribe through the teenage years. Primarily because I actually don't want to spend time with them, it's just not worth it and seems like a lose, lose for me. I might get their company but it's not company that in their present evolutionary state I enjoy being around. Better to leave them in front of a screen and pick them up again around 19- 20. (I know it shouldn't be like that but I only have so much energy).
I do agree with the addiction thing though. Computer games are Z's drug of choice and dare I say that I'm starting to think his OSO falls into that category as well. I know I just threw in a boulder to your blog. This is part of our issue at the moment so can you please respond to it (if you want to) on the struggling mono thread.