One of the things that we've been trying to wean William from is his love of 'gaming'. It's quite an addiction with him and left to his own devices (no pun intended) he would be on a device for hours at a time. He has a one hour time limit. He can read to earn a bonus hour on weekends. He pushes back. He complains that he's 'bored!' or 'I don't have anything to do!"
Now, he has plenty of things that he could be doing. He doesn't have to be bored. But when I begin to list things off that he could do, the response is invariably, "I don't feel like doing that." By design, it leads us right back to having time on his tablet. It gets exhausting really.
This morning, he got up and accomplished his list of morning chores. Then he headed straight to his tablet for his hour.
When his hour was up, I set him to a task. He likes to draw little cartoons and he's really quite good at it. The previous afternoon, I skyped with my grandaughter and I read her a book that I had picked up.