I agree with all of your suggestions. They are good ones. When I was growing up, there were no TVs in cars, for example. I certainly don’t judge the parents that have it (and I don’t blame them), but I refuse to get one because I want my children to learn to entertain themselves. I used to create games on car trips! So I now give them a box, or some other simple object, and see what they can do with it themselves. I’m telling myself this is going to foster independent thinking and creativity. Time will tell…