I heard that today’s children are losing their sense of make-believe because of the time spent in front of the television or playing video games. I thought about how sad that is. I remember when I was a child having so much time for playing make-believe to occupy my time. Fast forward to having my own daughters.Even though they had many toys to play with, they loved using their imaginations when playing. My daughter was telling me just last week that she used to love when we got things in large boxes because they could pretend the box was so many things. Imaginations also spark creativity. Could that be why my daughters are interested and talented in the arts? The report went on to say that these children who spend so much time in front of television tend to do worse in school. It also stifles their ability to be creative problem solvers. I believe that. As a teacher of thirty-one years I have seen how children have changed over the years. They are so used to being visually occupied, in my opinion, that teachers need to do the same almost just to keep the attention of their students. Don’t get me wrong. I believe television and technology are important, but like everything, it should be in moderation. Parents who allow their children to have the television, computer, and video games as the baby-sitter is doing a disservice to their children. That’s my soapbox for today.